The head of Al Nasr Coalition, Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, received in his office, today, Thursday, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mrs. Jeanine Plasschaert.
During the meeting, they discussed the situation in the country, the work of the United Nations Mission in Iraq and its future programs, as well as the early elections and UN monitoring.
Dr. Al-Abadi welcomed the Security Council’s decision to send a UN team to monitor the elections in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty, stressing the importance of holding the elections on time and the need to provide an atmosphere that paves the way for fair elections in which no pressure is exercised and the will of the voter is rigged.
Pointing out that the country is going through many challenges and there must be real solutions to these challenges according to prepared plans, with the need to preserve the prestige of the state and respect for institutions, as the country needs stability in order to reconstruct itself and provide services to its people.
Dr. Al-Abadi stressed that the early elections is very important in correcting many wrong paths, strengthening people's confidence in the political process, and the United Nations mission must actively contribute to monitoring the elections to reassure citizens about protecting their votes from manipulation and encouraging them to vote.