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BRICS against foreign interference in Iraq — summit declaration

July 09, 2015, 16:55 UTC+3 UFA

The BRICS leaders stressed their support to the government of Iraq in its efforts to achieve national reconciliation

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UFA, July 9. /TASS/. The members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are against foreign interference in Iraq and support the efforts of the Iraqi government to achieve national reconciliation and peace in the republic, the final declaration of the summit says.

"We reaffirm our commitment to the territorial integrity, independence and national sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq and reject all forms of foreign interference that may hamper the consolidation of its national democratic institutions and the harmonious coexistence of the rich social fabric of the Iraqi people," the document says.

"We stress our support to the government of Iraq in its efforts to achieve national reconciliation and underscore the key role of the reconciliation process for the achievement of a lasting peace, security and stability in the Republic of Iraq," it says.

"We urge the international community to assist Iraq in its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons and refugees in the affected areas of that country," the declaration says.

"We remain strongly committed to support the Republic of Iraq in achieving stability, peace, democracy, national reconciliation and unity, which is in the interest of regional and global peace and security," it says.

"We express concerns about spillover effects of the instability in Iraq and Syria resulting in growing terrorist activities in the region, and urge all parties to address the terrorist threat in a consistent manner," the document runs.

"We strongly condemn the inhumane acts of violence perpetrated by terrorist and extremist groups, such as the self-styled ISIL [Islamic State], in the territory of the Republic of Iraq, especially those actions consisting of the killing and forced displacement of innocent civilians; and/or related to targeting victims on religious, cultural or ethnic grounds; and/or resulting in the destruction of Iraqi cultural and historical heritage, such as monuments, mosques, churches, museums, palaces and shrines," it says.

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