Shafaq News / Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi called on Friday to take advantage of the "mistakes" in the political process in the country after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.
This came during his meeting today with the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, in Al-Sulaymaniyah, as part of his current visit to the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement issued by Al-Kadhimi's media office.
"During the meeting, important issues and current challenges were discussed, as well as the latest preparations for holding the parliamentary elections," the statement said.
The statement quoted Al-Kadhimi as saying during the meeting, which was attended by Kurdish political leaders, that "Iraq today has a historic opportunity to overcome all the problems of the past, and to begin building its economy and administrative system in the best way, and most appropriate to the interests of all Iraqis of all sects."
He indicated that "the present moment requires solidarity, and learning from the mistakes that marred the process of building a new Iraq after the dictatorship."
For his part, the President of the Republic said that "the government’s policy shows great concern for the interests of Iraqis in all governorates of Iraq, and that it is working to consolidate the rule of law and to establish the prestige of the state."