on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly for its 73rd session, Iraq participated in the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of the Alliance of Civilizations. in a statement delivered by Ms. Sama Salim, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Iraq in New York, Iraq stressed on supporting the Alliance’s initiative in recruiting soft power in promoting a culture of peace, preventing conflicts, promoting sustainable peace and mutual understanding as well as activating the process of reconciliation in societies