Baghdad Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi congratulated the Iraqis, and the Christians in particular, on the occasion of Christmas and New Year’s Day, wishing that the new year would be a year of stability, and that everyone would enjoy peace, security and reassurance.
Al-Halbousi said in a speech on the occasion: “Our world has suffered from a difficult year in which the new Corona virus threatened the lives of billions of people, changed the lifestyles and livelihoods, targeted the economic sector, and caused tremendous psychological and moral damage, and before that it resulted in loss of lives and loss of loved ones and friends, so consolation and patience for all whoever has lost a loved one, mercy and contentment for their souls.
He added: “We are on the threshold of a new year, we pray to God to spare us what happened in the previous year, and to work hard to neutralize the results of the circumstances of the past year, and the Iraqis have a window of opportunity this year to express their democratic choice through the legislative elections that will take place this year, to be a point “Launching a mission in the process of rectification in order to build the country, cross the crisis, and achieve the aspirations of our people for a decent life and a safe and secure life.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives affirmed: “The task of facing difficult circumstances is a collective, complementary and solidarity responsibility among all community activities, and perhaps the people is the main pillar in the success of this project by choosing its representatives through a free, democratic and conscious process that advances achievement over sub-identity, favors professionalism over kinship, and sets In its accounts, the public interest before the private, “indicating:” The difficult challenges we face today are caused by the continuous accumulation of mistakes. ”
He continued: “Let us make this year of ours a year for reforms at all levels, and from here the House of Representatives is keen to create the appropriate conditions for the protection and success of the democratic path in a way that gives the citizen the real opportunity for change, and Parliament will have an active role in completing the necessary legislation to support the desired reform and change process.”
He concluded his speech by wishing a year full of joy and happiness, a year in which we overcome crises, during which stability and social justice are achieved, in which the displaced return to their areas, and the reconstruction phase begins for all regions of Iraq, and that it will be a year of reform and progress.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency