Iraqi President Meets Secretary-General of the Arab Project: Free and fair elections, and challenges presented by the pandemic were discussed


On Monday, November 30, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, met with Khamis al-Khanjar, the Secretary General of the Arab Project in Iraq. The meeting took place at Al Salam Palace in Baghdad. 

The meeting participants discussed the latest political, economic and security-related developments in Iraq. They talked about the importance of strengthening security and stability in the country and both underlined that it was vital that optimal conditions for the country’s next elections be ensured. Elections must be free and fair, they said. 

President Salih and the Secretary-General of the Arab Project also agreed that measures must continue to be taken to meet the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic and health impacts needed to be addressed and the health and safety of Iraqi citizens assured.