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Al-Kazemi is surprised by the “flawed competition”: Iraq cannot be ruled by another country
August 31, 2021
Al-Kazemi expressed his satisfaction with the Sadrist movement's retreat from boycotting the elections
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi called on the boycotters to return and participate in the elections, stressing his government's "keenness" that Iraq control its security, politics and economy "away from any interference."
In his speech during the weekly cabinet meeting, August 31, Al-Kazemi said that the government "succeeded in holding the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, and its repercussions were great locally, regionally and globally."
And he added, according to a statement by his media office, "Our goal is above all to take into account the interest of Iraq, and this does not mean that it be at the expense of our brothers and friends from Arab and regional countries, but rather on the basis of common interests," noting the necessity of "the return of Iraq in a manner befitting its name and its great history, which It represents the cradle of civilizations.
He stressed, "We are keen that Iraq controls its security, politics, and economy away from any interference, so in no case can Iraq be ruled by another country, and Iraq cannot be isolated from its regional and international surroundings, which is what we are working on by strengthening cooperation relations based on Mutual respect for sovereignty.
And the prime minister added, "It is not strange that there is competition between the political parties, but it is strange and shameful that this competition affects Iraq and its people," stressing that his government "will not be compliant at the expense of the country, whatever the cost."
He also said that his government is "stepping in the right direction and steadily towards combating corruption, and has made great progress in this file, despite political interference, as well as in the service file."
On the other hand, Al-Kazemi spoke about the upcoming elections as their date approaches, noting that "all conditions are ripe for conducting the early electoral process, and we look forward to broad and effective participation."
Al-Kazemi called, "to urge citizens to participate in the elections by social activities is a very important matter, as the decline in participation in the previous elections was one of the reasons that led to many problems."
The prime minister said, "The return of the Sadrist movement to participate in the elections is a good step that added momentum to the elections," calling on all the boycotters to "return and participate in the elections."
Al-Kazemi touched on the economic aspect, according to a statement by his media office, noting that "work continues to activate the Future Generations Fund, based on a sense of responsibility towards our children and grandchildren."
Al-Kazemi explained, "The government wants to secure Iraq's future away from dependence on an unsustainable economy, as oil wealth will not be in control for life, and many countries have begun to search for alternative and clean energies."
He concluded by saying, "We inherited the oil wealth from our fathers, and we are supposed to develop this great legacy, not just drain it, and deprive future generations of its wealth."