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UN urges expediting Iraqi cabinet formation

The United Nations has urged the political parties in Iraq to expedite the formation of the cabinet, which still has three portfolios vacant.

The remarks came during a joint press conference in Baghdad that followed a meeting between UN Special Envoy to Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and head of the Sadrist Movement politburo Nassar al-Rubaie.

Several meeting were tackled during the meeting, she said urging the completion of the cabinet formation and focusing on the services offered to people.

She also stressed the importance of the international community’s support to Iraq, saying that the UN spent billions of US dollars at the regions liberated from ISIS to offer the services to people. No further details were provided.

Three portfolios in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi are still vacant, including defense, interiors and justice, although four months have passed since Abdul-Mahdi was designated to form the cabinet.

Last Modified: Monday، 18 February 2019 12:56 PM