Iraq’s Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, on Wednesday said he needs the support and advice of his predecessor, Haider al-Abadi, on fulfilling tasks and strengthening the country’s security.
Abdul Mahdi directed a message to Abadi on Facebook in which he expressed his need for Abadi’s support and advice “to boost the country’ security and provide services and a decent life for the brave citizens of Iraq.”
Abdul Mahdi, a former oil minister, was appointed as Iraq’s new prime minister late on Tuesday by newly-elected president Barham Salih.
He also thanked Abadi for congratulating him on assuming the premiership and wished him success in his duties.
Abadi further expressed hopes that Abdul Mahdi would form a “strong government that is able to provide the best services for the Iraqi people, in adherence with the Iraqi constitution.”
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih tasked Adil Abdul Mahdi with forming a government as the new prime minister.
According to the Iraqi constitution, the prime minister has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval.