[size=36]The President of the Republic: The recent elections in Iraq deepened the concepts of security and peace in the country[/size]
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President of the Republic Abd al-Latif Jamal Rashid affirmed, on Friday, that terrorism has ended and Iraq needs international and regional support for its development project, stressing at the same time the necessity of expediting the legislation of the 2023 budget to implement the contents of the ministerial program.
The President of the Republic said in a televised interview, "The earthquake catastrophe is great, and Iraq reacted to the tragedy and continues to provide humanitarian support to the Syrian and Turkish peoples."
He added, speaking about the political situation, that "the recent elections in Iraq deepened the concepts of security and peace and took place with international and regional acceptance, and there is coordination, cooperation and a common approach between the political forces and a positive atmosphere, and the international community is concerned about Iraq's stability due to its economic role and great investment opportunities."
He continued, "There is an Arab welcome to Iraq's pivotal role in the region, and terrorism has ended, and we need regional and international support for Iraq's political, security and development project," pointing out that "the government's ministerial program received international acclaim, according to what Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani found during his foreign visits."
He stressed the need to expedite the approval of the budget to implement the ministerial program and start strategic projects.
The President of the Republic pointed out that "the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region is good, and we support its strengthening, and the oil and gas law will be enacted soon and will be a prelude to the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil," noting that "there is a tendency to solve the problem of Kirkuk and the areas covered by Article 140, and we are optimistic about finding solutions."
Regarding the situation in the region, he stressed that "there is seriousness between the two parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union, to solve the outstanding problems in the Kurdistan region, and the State Administration Coalition supports ending them, and we may conduct visits in support of the dialogues."
Regarding political differences, the President of the Republic saw that "the negative media and communication sites deepen the problems between the political forces and talk about security problems, while in reality 90% of Iraq's regions enjoy stability and there are no major security problems, and the media should focus on Iraq's stability and its development steps."
With regard to the water file, he pointed out, "The upstream countries must provide fair water shares for Iraq and that good quantities flow to support the reality of agriculture in Iraq, as well as the marshes, and irrigation networks in Iraq must be improved because the channels are not lined and cause a great waste of water."
He stressed that "Iraq has ambitious plans to build dams to store water and projects to stop waste."