Annan Travels to Baghdad to Express Solidarity With Iraq

Secretary General Kofi Annan (front, second) is shown
the damage caused to the Grand Hyatt Hotel by the
suicide terrorist bombing in Amman, Jordan, by the
Minister of Tourism, Akel Bitaji (front, left).
UN PHOTO/Mark Garten

“United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Iraq for a one-day visit to the capital, Baghdad, where he met with a number of top Iraqi leaders and the staff of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) while voicing support for an Arab League conference on the troubled country.

Speaking to reporters, he stressed the importance of Iraq’s political transition, and said the process must be inclusive and transparent, taking into account the concerns of all groups.” [LINK]