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Cablegate: Czechs Welcome Results of Iraq Constitutional

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UNCLAS PRAGUE 001557

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ KDEM KPAO PGOV PREL EUN
SUBJECT: CZECHS WELCOME RESULTS OF IRAQ CONSTITUTIONAL
REFERENDUM

REF: STATE 199224

1 (SBU) We delivered ref A demarche on October 31 to Miloslav
Stasek, director of Middle East and Africa Department in the
Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Stasek agreed that the
Iraqi referendum was a positive step toward a democratic
Iraq. He added that it was significant that, even though not
all Iraqis supported the constitution, the Iraqis were able
to disagree within the framework of a political process.
Czech Minster of Foreign Affairs Cyril Svoboda also issued a
statement on October 26. He said that the recent acceptance
of the constitution, as well as the upcoming Parliamentary
vote in December, are important steps toward creating an
Iraqi government based upon the principle of democracy,
creating a safe environment for all Iraqi citizens and
economic reconstruction of the country. He added that the
Czech Republic would do everying within in its means to help
Iraq on the road to democracy, stability and economic
prosperity.
CABANISS

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