Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, has welcomed the arrival of the last major relocation convoy of residents from Camp Ashraf at Camp Hurriya, which took place this weekend.
Mr. Kobler called the move an important step as we near the end of the relocation process. He thanked the residents for their cooperation and also thanked the Government of Iraq for paving the way for the peaceful closure of Camp Ashraf.
In total, 680 residents moved in the convoy on Sunday. Of the 3,280 residents originally in CampAshraf, only a small group now remains temporarily to arrange details concerning the closure of the camp. UN monitors will continue to oversee the process, including the relocation of the remaining residents to CampHurriya. Mr. Kobler also urged the international community to speed up its efforts to accept residents in third countries.