Yesterday on 26 March 2003, Latvia's Ambassador to the United Nations Gints Jegermanis addressed an open debate session of the UN Security Council to present Latvia's position on the current situation in Iraq.
The Ambassador pointed out that Latvia supports the proposal by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to adjust the UN "Oil for Food" programme to the present circumstances as a way of meeting the ever-increasing need for food and other essential goods in Iraq.
The Ambassador called on the members of the UN Security Council to adopt a unified position, stressing that the involvement of the UN in rebuilding Iraq and in the establishment of a democratic administration will strengthen the role and authority of the organisation in the international community.
Latvia also adhered to the announcement by the European Union, given on behalf of EU member states and candidate countries by the Ambassador of Greece, the country which currently holds the EU Presidency.
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