Al-Kazemi: The reform white paper aims to restore balance to the Iraqi economy
Al-Kazemi: The reform white paper aims to restore balance to the Iraqi economy
2021-07-01 | 03:55
Today, Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed that Iraq has succeeded in playing a constructive role in achieving security and stability within its regional and international surroundings, while he valued the role of NATO in Iraq’s war against ISIS, stressing at the same time that he “will not forget” the sacrifices made by the security forces. Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Forces, the Peshmerga, and volunteers from among the tribes.
Al-Kazemi said during his meeting with the permanent representatives of NATO countries in Brussels that ” Iraq We highly appreciate the cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its member states, in order to support the rebuilding of our military institutions and enhance the capabilities of our armed forces and security services in the face of terrorism, and we have a serious desire to develop this joint cooperation, adding thatIraq He has suffered from political and security turmoil for more than four decades, the latest of which was the terrorist attack through the Kharijites of the age, the terrorist organization ISIS, whose crimes in the region and the world have not witnessed the likes of mass murder, displacement of civilians and the destruction of cultural monuments and infrastructure.
He added, “We appreciate the role that NATO has played, as it has been a partner in providing support for the efforts of Iraq In defeating the terrorist organization Daesh, and we will certainly not forget the huge sacrifices made by the sons of the Iraqi security forces from the army, the Federal Police, the Anti-Terrorism Forces, the Popular Mobilization, the Peshmerga and volunteers from among the tribesmen in various regions Iraq”Continuing that”Iraq It was and still is the first line in the war against the terrorist organization ISIS, and this war, regardless of its ferocity, has earned our security forces significant experience at the regional and international levels.
He explained, “Despite the huge security challenges, our forces managed, during the periods extending after the defeat of the strongholds of the organization, to deal severe and painful blows to its incubators and safe havens, one after the other, and we succeeded in dismantling its networks and sleeper cells scattered in different regions of the country,” noting: “What we have achieved from Progress on the security front pushes us, through the strategic dialogue that we started in 2020 with the international coalition, to find time and technical mechanisms for withdrawing the coalition’s combat forces, and continuing cooperation in all fields, especially armament, rehabilitation, training and intelligence support.
The Prime Minister stated that we seek to cooperate with the NATO countries in sustaining training and working continuously to raise the readiness of our military and security capabilities, noting that “we look forward to NATO countries continuing to train, qualify and equip our armed forces, support military colleges, expand police training programs and train skills.” Specialized and technicians in various types of air and naval weapons to enable them to confront terrorism.
And he added: “Through these endeavors, we hope to obtain the necessary expertise to build military institutions in a way that helps raise the level of their professionalism and efficiency, with the need to equip them with the necessary modern and advanced military equipment, hoping to strengthen efforts to reform the security system and to contribute to maintaining security.” Iraq and stability,” noting that we are in Iraq We are proud of the religious, sectarian and national diversity of the components of the Iraqi people, and it has succeeded Iraq By playing a constructive role in achieving security and stability within its regional and international surroundings, wars and difficult circumstances have taught us that peaceful solutions are the basis on which we can build strategic and positive relations, whether with neighboring countries, regional countries, and countries of the world.
According to the statement, Al-Kazemi called on the member states of the alliance and the international community, to use security and military resources in the service of promoting peace and stability, and assigning the delivery of humanitarian aid to areas affected by conflicts and wars, that crises and wars will not serve international peace and security, stressing that “the Iraqi government” It sought to present an economic reform paper called the White Paper, which is a comprehensive roadmap aimed at reforming the Iraqi economy and addressing the serious challenges it faces.
He added, “Challenges have accumulated before the Iraqi economy over the past years due to wrong policies, mismanagement, corruption and the absence of planning, in addition to the almost total dependence on oil as a main source of state revenue,” adding that “the white reform paper aims to restore balance to the Iraqi economy, and put it on the A path that allows the state to take appropriate steps in the future to develop it into a diversified economy that creates opportunities for citizens to live a decent life.
He continued, “Economic reforms cannot be achieved without achieving economic growth, and that Iraq Seeking to encourage the international community to enhance investment opportunities in Iraq In order to ensure the achievement of sustainable development that contributes to supporting economic reform, he continued: “I would like to refer to the pledge we made at the beginning of my assumption of the position of Prime Minister to hold legislative elections, and we affirm our commitment, through discussions with all political and popular forces, on the need to ensure free, fair and fair elections.”
He stated that we are making all efforts to ensure electoral security through military and security plans that we have been preparing for months, and through training and practices carried out by security institutions in preparation for election day, aimed at protecting voters, international observers and journalists, explaining that “the government has adopted the Independent High Electoral Commission law, and we have sought to Approving a budget for the commission, and we also welcomed the UN Security Council resolution supporting the elections in Iraq In addition to the role of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq By coordinating the presence of international observers to monitor the elections, we directed that all obstacles that could be faced in the voting process and the next stage be overcome, and we set the tenth of next October as the date for holding the elections.
Al-Kazemi explained that “the terrorism that destroys mosques, churches and hospitals, and kills innocent people in cities Iraq It is the same that hits the cities of the world, so we must strive to spare Iraq To be an arena for regional conflicts on the one hand, or international conflicts on the other hand,” adding that “security of IraqIts stability is affected by the security of the region, and the security of the region can only be achieved by adhering to international resolutions that call on all parties to the conflict to abide by international legitimacy, respect human rights, non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, and avoid launching any cross-border aggression for any independent and sovereign country. Noting in this regard the refusalIraq categorically to use his lands to attack his neighbors.”
According to the statement, Al-Kazemi said: “We appreciate and appreciate the assistance of the NATO countries to Iraq in supporting construction and reconstruction projects and achieving economic development that requires providing security and stability in a way that ensures experts, technicians and companies start their investments within optimal security conditions, which will therefore serve the security, safety, stability and interests of our peoples looking forward to construction and reconstruction.” prosperity and progress.