Hassan Kareem Al-Kaabi The first deputy of the parliament speaker, stressed on the importance of enhancing the Arabic Parliaments’ role in implementing and following up theSustainable Development Plan 2030.
In his speech (as head of the Iraqi delegation) at the Parliamentary Forum for the Sustainable Development Plan 2030 in the Arab Region, at the Lebanese capital Beirut; he said: “... the importance of concluding the meetings of this forum with recommendations focusing on putting practical solutions to all challenges facing parliaments in the Arab countries, working to link Parliamentary work with
the foundations of the development work”. He also called in his speech (which Ina received a copy of) “… to put practical frameworks in which the efforts of all partners would combine to achieve development goals”.
The forum aims at researching the ways to strengthening the role of parliamentarians in implementing the Development Plan 2030, and its follow-ups and evaluations in the Arab Region. While discussions focused upon linking Parliamentary work with development work.
The annual Parliamentary Forum is a partnership between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Islamic Development Bank in cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Planning Minister Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi discussed with Baghdad Secretary of State, Ms. dhikraa eulush possible ways to resume work on stalled projects.
Dr.Salih called for the need to overcome political differences between the national parties and to adopt dialogue and understanding to achieve stability in the country.
President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi received the Commander of Central Command General Joseph Votel and his delegation on the occasion of the end of his duties.
Dr. Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the President of the US Central Command General Joseph Leonard Votel and his accompanying delegation.
The chief of staff of the army, General Othman al-Ghanmi, received the commander of the coalition forces in the Middle East and the accompanying delegation.