The head of the Islamic Superior Council of Iraq, met the leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr in the latter's office in Najaf on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim has put emphasis on the necessity that all the winning parties in the provincial council elections contribute to the formation of powerful local governments that stick to the electoral platforms, saying this call comes in line with the directions of the religious reference for setting up compatible governments that are capable of serving the citizens.
Both sides also reiterated the strong bilateral relations between the Superior Council and the Sadrist Movement.
For his part, His Eminence underlined that serving the people is what should be sought, not positions and benefits, stating that the more the winning parties in the elections are involved, the bigger the opportunities of success will become, and that alliances are not as beneficial to citizens as the strong participation of all winning parties.
Moreover, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim said he was happy to see the Kurdish ministers attending the assemblies of the Council of Ministers, urging the Iraqi list to re-engage its ministers in the government. He also maintained that solidarity and cooperation between all parties are in the best interest of the citizens and central to the stability of the country, renewing his support for the security apparatuses in their fight against terrorism.