Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said that we deeply believe that our people do not lose confidence in the state, so let us understand that the popular movement in Iraq, its essence and depth, is the defense of the state, regardless of the method of expression and the difference in viewing angles on how to practice defending the state.
Al-Kadhimi added in the sessions of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, in the presence of the head of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, the head of the Arab Journalists Union, Moayyad al-Lami, and the media delegations, that our responsibility is grave, because the main problem in Iraq, as we see it, was not a problem of demonstrations or the intersection of opinions or ideas, but rather the problem as we understood is the lack of trust and mistrust in any society in the world is a real danger resource to this society.
He added, “We have faced a real social crisis, more than just a political crisis, even if its causes are political.” When society loses its confidence in official institutions and in the political and electoral process, it is on the verge of losing confidence in the state, and these are the highest stages of danger to any society in the world.
We deeply believe that our people do not lose confidence in the state, so let us understand that the popular movement in Iraq, its essence and depth, is the defense of the state, regardless of the method of expression and the difference in viewing angles on how to practice defending the state.
He continued, “we accepted the responsibility according to a roadmap that consists of three main points: The first is to reach fair and early elections.” The second is related to ensuring the security of the citizen and combating uncontrolled weapons. The third is to address the consequences of the painful events that occurred in Iraq in the month of October of the year two thousand and nineteen and their repercussions, and beyond this history and the fall of dear martyrs among our youth who are demanding their rights.
He stressed that we are still sticking to the election date on the tenth of next October, because we are true to our word before our people. We said in the letter of assignment that we will reach these elections.
He explained, we have done our duty and taken many steps in terms of supporting the forces and restoring their prestige to play their role in protecting the homeland and the citizen and fighting uncontrolled weapons and crime, whatever their source.
He stressed that the next government must complete this task, and stress the continuation of the momentum to complete building our security and military capabilities and prevent all armed manifestations outside the framework of the state.
He added: We are determined to prevent Iraq from engaging in regional and international tensions, and we have adopted the principles of good neighborliness with our neighbors and friends, and we have restored distinguished relations regionally and internationally for the benefit of the Iraqi people.
He stated that the file of foreign relations is at its best for many years, and the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership will be held on Iraqi soil, with wide regional and international participation, which is a reflection of Iraq’s positive foreign policy, which opens new doors for cooperation and support for Iraq in all fields, and Iraq restores its natural and historical size and role in the regional and international surroundings.
We formed a legal team of retired judges known for their integrity, and confirmed that they had achieved the greatest stride in collecting facts about the events of October of the year two thousand and nineteen and their repercussions and circumstances from all concerned parties.
Al-Kadhimi stressed that we faced no less dangerous challenges represented by the economic collapse with the collapse of oil prices, and the challenge of the Corona pandemic, and thank God we have overcome the economic crisis together.
He pointed out that many parties that do not want good for Iraq did not want us to overcome this crisis, but our people were vigilant and knew the boundary between the cautious position and the bidding position that traded in the capabilities of the country, and realized that the crisis needed real decisions and not political bidding and shouting at means media.
He explained that we have prepared the reform white paper as a road map to save the Iraqi economy from the state of slavery in oil prices, and move it to be an effective and productive economy in the coming years.
He stressed: I will work hard to ensure that the recommendations of this conference are present in the government’s performance, and I urge all of you to cooperate together as people of one country to move our country from a state of conflict, difference, deterioration, doubts and distrust to prosperity, development, strength, work and mutual trust.
Al-Kadhimi stressed that our people deserve the state, and reject the non-state, our people deserve their place among the nations of the earth, and refuse to be a playground for conflicts and passions.
We must put our hand in the hands of each other, the government and parliament, national political forces, popular activities, clans, youth, women and professional unions, to help our country move forward always, and open future horizons for future generations.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency