The head of Al Nasr Coalition, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, participated in the fifth conference of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which began today, Wednesday, in the city of Sulaymaniyah.
Dr. Al-Abadi congratulated the leadership and members of the Union for holding their fifth conference.
During his speech, he presented a vision of the necessary tasks entrusted to parties regarding political work and the course of the state. He called on the Iraqi parties to re-establish themselves in accordance with the entitlements, privacy, identity and interests of the national state. He stressed that the parties' continued evasion of the requirements for reconstruction and establishment will inevitably lead to the decline and defeat of the parties themselves and the regime.
He added that no country can stabilize and progress unless its political system is stable and advanced. The lever of the political system is the political forces, and the righteousness and corruption of the political system depend on the righteousness and corruption of the forces concerned with the system and forming the spirit of power. The swallowing up of the state, the regime’s quotas, the exploitation of goods, and the dependence of the will are among the characteristics of gangs (I apologize for that, but the truth hurts), and not among the characteristics of political forces that respect themselves, their role, and their mission.
Al-Abadi explained that the parties are political institutions that target the authority to administer government according to a declared program that was voted on by an electoral vote, and they do not have the right to swallow the state with its institutions. Any ingestion will turn the state into a party state, experiencing contradiction, conflict, and existential anxiety. He called on the parties to govern, not swallow up the state, and to be under the authority of the law, not above it.
Dr. Al-Abadi stressed that it is not possible for the state to survive and the regime to develop except with national cooperation and solidarity, and on the ground of rights and duties, justice and development.
Regarding the challenges facing the state and the political reality, Al-Abadi said: "Today the state is experiencing major political, economic, social, service, cultural, and sovereign challenges. The parties, especially those in control of the state’s action, must reconsider their visions and policies towards the state and the regime, to ensure the avoidance of crises and risks that threaten the entity of the state, the existence of the regime, and the interests of the people. I hope that the Iraqi political reality will witness progress and development, and that the parties will be the levers of renaissance, unity, progress and pride, and that they will be the best representative of the people in all its diversities, sects and wealth".
He concluded his speech with condolences to the families of the victims of the painful tragedy in Al-Hamdaniya, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded, and patience and solace for their families.