Iraqi President Fouad Massoum asserted that the Iraqi Armed Forces are progressing successfully to fully liberate the city of Mosul from Daesh or ISIS terrorist group.
In a presidential statement released on Wednesday, Massoum said the main principle which governed the military operations was to safeguard the lives of civilians even if the liberation of Mosul takes a long time.
The Iraqi president has received earlier in the day UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis, said the statement, adding that talks have covered much details about the combat operations against ISIS and the political developments on the local and regional levels.
The UN representative, for his part, asserted that the top priority for the newly appointed UN Secretary General António Guterres would be achieving security and political stability in Iraq and the Middle East region in general.
The UN representative also praised the victories achieved by the Iraqi troops against terrorism, noting atht all reports he received from international bodies concerned asserted that civilians are overwhelmed by such news about liberation of the right side of Mosul and their recapture by the Iraqi forces.
He made it clear that all security and political conditions in Iraq would help in sending medical convoys to all residents who have fled the clashes with ISIS and did not cooperate with them to fight against the Iraqi army.
The statement also said that the meeting focused on the importance of enhancing all efforts to give a momentum for the political settlement in Iraq and reaching a consensus among various parties especially after the liberation of Mosul and others areas from Daesh militants whether in Iraq as well as Iraq's relations with neighboring countries.