UK Prime Minister Theresa May held a telephone call with the new Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul Mahdi on Friday afternoon to congratulate him on assuming office.
Both officials agreed to continue to work together as Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi aimed to build a successful future for the people of Iraq, an official UK statement said Friday.
They also agreed the UK and Iraq were significant security partners, especially in the ongoing fight against ISIS.
During the phone call, May and Abdul Mahdi highlighted Iraq’s significant role in the region.
The two parties expressed willingness to meet in the future and discuss further issues of mutual concern.
The Iraqi Parliament convened on Wednesday to vote on Abdul Mahdi’s new proposed government lineup and program as he was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister, along with 14 of his cabinet ministers.