The signing of a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation between USAID and the Office of the Election

Struck the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on Monday, a memorandum of understanding with the UN High Commissioner the derivative for elections in Iraq to develop cooperation.

A statement issued by the U.S. Embassy and got “obelisk”, a copy of which, “The cooperation will include the development of the institutional capacity of the Electoral Commission in the areas of strategic planning and management of elections and external relations through Election Support Project”.

The statement added that “the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue to provide assistance to the UN High Commissioner derivative of elections in order to develop their capacity to hold free and transparent elections.”

The statement said that “the memorandum signed by the U.S. Embassy U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, as well as assistant director of Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Iraq, David Hardin, also signed the Electoral Commission for elections, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Rashid Serbst”.

The statement quoted Ambassador Beecroft in a speech by the way that “The United States remains committed to its partnership with Iraq and the UN High Commissioner derivative of elections to facilitate ways of holding free and fair elections, successful would contribute to the strengthening of the democratic process in Iraq.”

According to the statement, and said Deputy Mission Director USAID International Hardin that “positive cooperation between the United States and the Iraqi government is a good thing,” adding that “the signing of the MOU renews commitment his government to work with Iraqis to achieve the common goal that unites see democratic traditions and institutions emerging in Iraq. “

The signing of this memorandum of cooperation in furtherance of the strategic framework agreement signed between the United States and Iraq by helping to ensure that the voice of the Iraqi people through free and fair elections.

It is noteworthy that Iraq and the United States signed in 2008, the strategic framework agreement to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security specific, based on reducing the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law including police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction.