Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah, during his reception of the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, stresses the continuation of the work of the Council of Representatives and the performance of its legislative and oversight functions despite the political problems 

The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, received in his official office in Baghdad the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mrs. Alice Weremo Ndereto, During the meeting, they discussed topics and issues related to developing mechanisms of cooperation and joint coordination between the legislative institution and the United Nations, support for the Iraqi people, and empowerment in order to enhance stability, face challenges and overcome crises.

Abdullah, in the context of his speech, stressed that the Council of Representatives continues in its daily work, performing its legislative and oversight functions, and forming committees, despite the political problems, On the other hand, His Sovereignty discussed with Mrs. Ndereto the tasks of her office in Iraq, regarding the issue of preventing genocide and the deterrent legal measures to prevent hate speech, Unfortunately, what our people in Kurdistan have been subjected to in terms of genocide in the Anfal operations and chemical bombing by the former regime, And even our people in the south were harmed and the mass graves crimes were committed, while the Deputy Speaker of the Council called for the need to benefit from the support and advices of the United Nations to legislate laws that criminalize hatred to establish security, spread the concepts of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, respect for religions and beliefs, and strengthen the social fabric among all components of the people.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Wednesday 18 May 2022