Iraq International Conference on 22 June 2005
Iraq International Conference - Statement - Brussels, 22 June 2005
Following a request from the new Iraqi Transitional Government, an international conference with Iraq, co-hosted by the European Union and the United States, was held at Foreign Minister level in Brussels on 22 June. Over 80 countries and international organisations attended the conference.
The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for the new Iraqi Transitional Government to present its priorities, vision and strategies for the transition period leading up to the next round of elections towards the end of the year. It was also an opportunity to mobilize international support for the Iraqi Transitional Government and its institutions.
The conference was structured around three themes outlined in the UN
Security Council Resolution 1546:
*economic challenges and reconstruction
*public order and rule of law.