Baghdad - INA
The meeting of the presidencies, today, Tuesday, stressed the need to consolidate internal security and protect citizens from the effects of the situation.
The Media Office of the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, a meeting was held for the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zidan, in which the developments in the political, security and economic situation in the country were discussed in addition to the file of the upcoming elections, pointing out that "the meeting stressed the need to consolidate stability in the country, preserve the security and safety of citizens, protect the right to peaceful protest and strengthen the authority of security and law enforcement agencies in order to achieve Peace and community security. "
He added, "Emphasis was placed on national efforts in support of strengthening the authority of the sovereign and capable state capable of protecting the rights and security of citizens, preventing outlaw actions and controlling uncontrolled weapons," noting that "the meeting dealt with the importance of the upcoming elections as the democratic and constitutional path of the country, especially as it is. It comes after a popular movement and a broad national public opinion that aspires to reform and change, which calls for the upcoming elections to be a true response to the aspirations of the people and the requirements of political and service life that the Iraqis deserve, so that the peaceful path is to achieve the desired reforms, and to ensure broad participation.