INA - Baghdad
First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hassan Al-Kaabi and the United Nations team, discusses the draft of elections law and the financial crisis, on Monday.
"Al-Kaabi received the team of the United Nations Office in Iraq consisting of the deputy head of the United Nations mission and the director of the election support program Alice Walpole, the chief advisor for political affairs Lawrence Liu, and the UN expert Hugo Castich,” included a statement by the media office of the first deputy received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
According to the statement, Al-Kaabi said, "The presence of international experts specialized in the field of elections at this time is very important," indicating that "the House of Representatives has included United Nations representatives in most of the meetings and dialogues that were held in the Parliament to discuss the provisions of the new election bill, to be enacted soon and which will concern on the dedication of two basic points, namely electoral justice and real representation, and it will fulfill everyone's aspiration,"
The statement added that the meeting discussed the possibility of the coming period witnessing the enactment of some important laws that have a direct relationship to the completion of the elections, including the Federal Court Law.
"The reform document, known as the White Document, was highlighted, and it is as a government strategy to conduct government reforms over several years, while Iraq is currently suffering from a stifling financial crisis, and it should have included immediate solutions to this problem,” added al-Kaabi.
The first deputy called on the United Nations to support Iraq in the economic, development and commercial sectors and promote it to diversify imports, and not to be satisfied and focus on political issues in Iraq only, “especially since economic stability is very important to achieve political and security stability”