Saleh and Guterres discuss the elections file and secure UN monitoring

Time: 04/19/2021 22:34:18 Read: 429 times

{Politics: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, made a phone call today, Monday, with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to discuss the situation in Iraq and the region.

A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, a copy of which was received by the Al Furat News Agency today, stated that “the communication discussed political and security developments in the country, the need to consolidate stability and strengthen the efforts of the rule of law, and to emphasize the importance of easing tensions in the region and overcoming crises through dialogue, and the necessity to coordinate efforts and work for the sake of Creating joint dialogues to stabilize the pillars of regional stability, as it was pointed out that the stability and sovereignty of Iraq is a foundation and a meeting point for the security of the whole region and the interests of its people.

He continued, “The parliamentary elections scheduled to take place next October were discussed, as President Barham Salih stressed the need for effective and serious work and coordination between the United Nations and the Election Commission to secure international oversight and ensure the integrity of the electoral process in a way that contributes to its success, ensuring broad participation in it and expressing the free will of the voters.” And in a manner that guarantees the sovereignty and respect for the independent decision of the Iraqis. ”

He pointed out that “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the positive developments in the country, affirming the United Nations’ support for the efforts of the Iraqi authorities to enhance security and stability, consolidate its sovereignty, and help Iraq face the challenges facing the country in combating terrorism, and minimizing the effects of the Corona pandemic.”

Raghad Daham

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