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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives the ministerial portfolios from pervious Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi







The ceremony of handing over and receiving the ministerial portfolios took place today in the presence of His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and previous Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi.

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi has said during the ceremony of delivery and receipt: thank Allah and trust him, we receive our official duties today after our government received the confidence of representatives of the people.

His Excellency has added: "We have presented an ambitious and detailed ministerial program with clear time limits and we will work to implement it. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the aspirations of our long-suffering people and to harvest the fruits of their patience and sacrifices.

His Excellency has clarified that all of us must cooperate and work hand in hand for our present and our future, as we have many challenges and hard work in the field of developing the economy, revitalizing the labor market, providing services and all the requirements of our people.

His Excellency has also thanked Dr. Haider al-Abadi for his cooperation during this stage and his keenness on the peaceful transfer of power.

His Excellency has Pointed out that it is a tradition worthy for our people, establishing for a new phase of cooperation, indicating that the Council of Ministers will hold today the first meeting of the new government to start work and set priorities and guidance to adhere to the government program and its implementation at the specified times.

Dr. Haider al-Abadi has pointed out that in such days of 2014 we have been handed over the cabinet in the days of loss of hope, loss of cities, the displacement of millions of citizens and the control of Daesh's terrorists on large areas of Iraq, while Baghdad was under threat, under the shelling as well as the rest of the provinces and holy cities, The sectarian rhetoric was dominant and Iraq on the brink of division.

Dr. Al-Abadi has said: "We ask Allah that we were able to be faithful, although the economic situation was difficult in light of the collapse of World oil prices and in light of deep corruption and financial situation suffocating, Noting that the cities of Iraq today safe and that millions of displaced people have returned to their liberated cities and we have the security forces and a national army,
Dr. al-Abadi has said that the rotation of power in a peaceful manner is an objective we are keen on today, this trust is bestowed on us by all faith, cooperation and satisfaction in order for life to continue and hope for the future of this long-suffering nation.

Dr. Haider al-Abadi has congratulated the Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, on the occasion of having the confidence of the House of Representatives for his government and wished him success in his mission.

Media office of the prime minister
October-25- 2018