Baghdad - INA
The United Nations in Iraq welcomed today, Tuesday, France’s contribution of one million euros to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq.
A United Nations in Iraq stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that it will assist in the deployment of the United Nations electoral advisers at a time when the Independent High Commission is preparing for the upcoming elections.
The statement pointed out that the French ambassador stressed that "the upcoming elections are an opportunity for the Iraqis to make their voice heard, and this contribution shows France's strong and continuous support for Iraq."
The statement added that "the United Nations Development Program has signed an agreement with the French government on behalf of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to manage the financing and management of the project, which was described by the United Nations Special Representative in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes-Plasschaert as" reflects the importance of a coordinated international response to Iraq's electoral needs.".
"The Iraqis deserve a fair and transparent election process that ensures that their needs are heard and ultimately met," said Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zeina Ali Ahmed.