Political | 05:19 – 02/01/2021
Baghdad – Mawazine News
President Barham Salih and the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, discussed on Monday the elections and the general budget files.
A statement by Al-Halbousi’s office, of which Mawazine News received a copy, stated that “Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi met today, President Barham Salih, at the Peace Palace in Baghdad.”
The statement added, “During the meeting, political, security and economic developments in the country were discussed, where the importance of strengthening security efforts and taking measures to put pressure on terrorist cells, blocking the way to attempts to destabilize the security and stability of citizens, and supporting the security and intelligence services in achieving this was emphasized.” .
The statement added, “The meeting also touched on the upcoming elections, where the ongoing preparations for organizing the polls were discussed, with an emphasis on the importance of providing the highest levels of integrity and transparency in the various stages of the electoral process, away from fraud and manipulation.”
He pointed out, “discussing the economic and health conditions facing the country, and the importance of taking adequate measures to face economic challenges, approving the budget based on not involving citizens’ sustenance in political issues, supporting the poor and ensuring the rights of all citizens.”