Al-Sisi calls for Iraqi sects’ unification to achieve national accord

Ahmed Abbas
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the formation of an Iraqi new government headed by Haidar Al-Abadi, who was sworn-in before the Iraqi parliament. (AFP File Photo)

The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi emphasised the importance of supporting all Iraqi sects to achieve a national accord during a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minster Haidar Al-Abady, according to a statement released by the presidency on Wednesday.

During the exchange, the Iraqi PM presented his country’s policy to address corruption and expressed Iraq’s interest in activating previously signedEgyptian-Iraqi agreements.

Both sides agreed on the importance of maintaining Arab state institutions in the Arab and pushing efforts to reach political solutions to conflicts in the Middle East.

Mass protests have called for Al-Abady’s resignation for his failure to address reported widespread government corruption, Reuters reports. The Iraqi parliament has been unable to approve Al-Abady’s cabinet due to sectarian disagreement, which has effectively paralyzed politics in the country.  There have been calls to institute a technocratic government to contain corruption.



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Ahmed Abbas is a journalist at DNE’s politics section. He previously worked as Egypt based reporter for, and interned as a broadcast journalist at Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. Abbas is a fellow of Salzburg Academy of Media and Global Change. He holds a Master’s Degree of Journalism and New Media from Jordan Media Institute. He was awarded by the ICFJ for best public service reporting in 2013, and by the German foreign office for best feature in 2014.
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