Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the signing of an administrative arrangement formula with the European Union regarding election monitoring.
The ministry said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Sunday, that "a ceremony took place today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the signing of the formula for the administrative arrangement between the Republic of Iraq and the European Union to monitor the parliamentary elections for 2021."
MOFA added that , "The Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nizar Al-Khairallah, signed on behalf of the Iraqi government, and Ambassador Martin Huth, head of the European Union delegation in Baghdad, on behalf of the European Union," noting that "this agreement came in response to the invitation of the Independent High Electoral Commission in Baghdad. Iraq".
The statement continued, "Under the arrangement, the election monitoring mission of the European Union is committed to complete impartiality, objectivity and independence in the performance of their mandate, and all monitors in the election monitoring mission will respect the provisions of the code of conduct for European monitors, and in return the relevant institutions in the government of the Republic of Iraq provide the election monitoring mission with any assistance required to implement The special assignment of the mission in accordance with the laws in force in Iraq and the content of the administrative arrangement, and the monitoring mission will provide the necessary information for this purpose.
MOFA pointed out that "the head of the Independent High Electoral Commission signed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a similar formula with the European Union in response to the independent commission's invitation to the European Union to participate in the parliamentary electoral observation, after the issuance of UN Security Council Resolution 2576 extending the work of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq "UNAMI", Expanding the scope of its jurisdiction and the mandate given to it, to include monitoring the Iraqi general elections scheduled for October 10, 2021, in response to the request of the Iraqi government.”
The ministry indicated, “The UNAMI mission will encourage international and regional observers invited by the Iraqi government to observe and coordinate the elections, and provide Logistics and security support.