The Ambassadors of the European Union countries assure Al-Kadhimi of readiness to provide support for organizing early elections / expanded

Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received today, Thursday, the Ambassadors of the European Union countries in Iraq.

During the meeting, according to a statement by Al-Kadhimi’s office, they discussed Iraqi-European relations and ways to develop them, stressing the importance of European support for Iraq in its war against terrorism and in the field of election monitoring, and renewing European support for UN Security Council Resolution No. 2576, which supports the international contribution to monitoring Iraqi elections.

Al-Kadhimi stressed, during the meeting, that the government has prepared all the requirements for holding the early elections on time, next October 10, and providing the appropriate conditions to ensure that their results are the true expression of the will of the Iraqi people.

For their part, the Ambassadors affirmed the European Union’s support for the Iraqi government’s orientations aimed at imposing the rule of law and economic reform, and its growing interest in developing investment opportunities that will result in providing more job opportunities.

They also expressed their confidence in the government’s ability to meet citizens’ demands, achieve their aspirations for a dignified life, and fulfill human rights standards.

The Ambassadors also affirmed the readiness of the European Union and its countries to provide the support that Iraq needs to organize early elections, according to the priorities set by the Iraqi government, and in a way that enhances broad participation and respects Iraqi sovereignty.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency