[size=36]Designated Prime Minister: Our priorities are preparing for the elections and restricting weapons to the state[/size]
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Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zrafi stressed that his government’s priorities will be limited to preparing for free and fair elections within a maximum period of a year of forming the government and restricting weapons to the state and eliminating all armed manifestations and confronting the outbreak of the Corona Virus
. I extend my thanks and appreciation to the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, for this assignment, and express my gratitude to the leaders of the political blocs and members of the House of Representatives who gave us their confidence to carry out the tasks of the next stage. "
Al-Zarfi thanked the religious authority and said, "It has proven to be with the aspirations of the Iraqi people in all its categories since the fall of the former regime and until now, and in the most critical circumstances, it was a support for the people and the Iraqi state, whether in its support or criticism and its correction of the march."
He stressed that his government will work to "prepare for the holding of free, fair and transparent elections, in cooperation with the representation of the United Nations body operating in Iraq and within a maximum period of one year from the formation of the next government and provide all requirements for logistical support to the High Electoral Commission, and to ensure the provision of appropriate climates for the upcoming elections" .. He
also stressed , "given the major effort to counter the threat of an epidemic Corona, strengthen and support the crisis cell in all joints, and to follow scientific contexts currently in place in the developed countries of the world, and as an emergency to protect our people from this threat The day the whole world. God saves prayers are that our people and the whole human society from the epidemic. "
He pointed out the importance of expediting sending the budget for the year 2020 to the House of Representatives for approval. Noting that this will be after reviewing the possibility of increasing revenues, especially non-oil revenues, and reducing unnecessary spending to address the fiscal deficit, and taking the necessary steps to address the consequences of the sharp drop in oil prices.
He also stressed the necessity of working to confine arms in the hands of the state, eliminating all armed manifestations, extending the authority of the state, and promoting the restoration of complete civil peace and coexistence between all of all their diversity and diversity, all equally and without discrimination.
Al-Zorfi stressed that protecting the security of demonstrators and activists and emphasizing the inviolability of exposure to them and responding to their legitimate demands in achieving social justice and providing job opportunities and improving the level of basic services, pledging to work hard to "pursue the killers and reveal the identity of the people who were behind the fall of thousands of peaceful demonstrators and our armed forces." , And bring them to justice. " In addition to caring for and honoring the families of the martyrs, and caring for the wounded.
And it added that one of the priorities of his government is "adopting a foreign policy based on the principle of Iraq first and avoiding regional and international conflicts that make Iraq an arena for settling scores, so that Iraq will be for Iraqis first and for the highest Iraqi interests to be the compass that determines the directions of those positions and relations."
He also stressed the endeavor to open up to all the neighboring countries, the region, and the general international community, in a way that preserves the independence of Iraq as a sovereign country, a key and active partner in combating global terrorism, and a stabilizing factor in the region.
He pointed to the return of the displaced and the displaced to their cities and villages, and the provision of safe livelihoods and the requirements of a decent life.
He stressed the necessity of resolutely tackling the rampant corruption in the ministries of the state and the various institutions and cutting off the perpetrators of corruption, and ensuring their prosecution and the recovery of the stolen money.
He pledged to work to create an attractive investment environment for domestic and foreign capital. Support and revitalization of the private sector to contribute strongly to reconstruction and reconstruction. And to provide more job opportunities and move the economy.
He pointed to the endeavor to solve the outstanding problems with the Kurdistan Regional Government and provide the necessary support to the governorates and local governments and to reach serious solutions and remedies to overcome all obstacles.
He also stressed the development of security and military institutions and support for the PMF and the Peshmerga forces as part of the country's military system. And continue to address the remnants of the terrorist group ISIS. And control the borders to preserve the security and sovereignty of Iraq.
He asked members of the House of Representatives and political forces to be of assistance to his government in carrying out these tasks, to pass the current and critical circumstance that Iraq is going through, and to begin to rebuild the state on sound foundations, the state of institutions and citizenship in which everyone lives in freedom, justice, dignity and peace.
"The time has come for us to assert our Iraqi identity," he said.
Al-Zrafi devoted part of his speech to present the great praise and appreciation of the championships and sacrifices of the Almoravids for months in the sit-in and pretending of their peaceful movement for change and demanding the legitimate rights to build the state of institutions.
He said, "I pay tribute to the souls of the martyrs and honor the blood of the wounded, peaceful demonstrators and our armed forces, who took away their lives and blood to attain the free and dignified life that dear Iraq deserves and befit the spare Iraqis." M hn