Salih and Plasschaert stress the need to create the appropriate conditions for conducting fair elections

  • 29-12-2020, 14:07
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    Baghdad - INA

    The President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, received today, Tuesday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Plasschaert.

    The media office of the President of the Republic stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "the meeting discussed the overall political and security developments in the country as well as developments in the region, as it was stressed the need to strengthen the authority of the state and security agencies in achieving security and stability in the country, and ensuring public security." And preventing the recurrence of terrorist crimes that endanger the lives and properties of citizens, as well as the importance of securing the safety of government buildings, diplomatic missions and their personnel from attacks.

    The statement added, "The meeting dealt with the file of the upcoming parliamentary elections, emphasizing their importance, and the need to create appropriate security conditions to conduct them away from the power of arms and pressures. This is accompanied by the provision of all other technical and administrative requirements, in a manner that guarantees their integrity and prevents fraud and tampering with the will of the voters."