Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Nomination of Prime Minister Designate in the Republic of Iraq

August 12, 2014

  1. 1. The Government of Japan welcomes the fact that, based on the Iraqi Constitution, President Fuad Ma’soum has nominated Dr. Haider Al-Abadi as the Prime Minister designate and tasked him to form a Council of Ministers on August 11. The Government of Japan also values the fact that the political process towards the formation of a new government is making progress.

    2. The Government of Japan has been calling for Iraq to achieve national unity that transcends sectarian differences through the prompt formation of the new government. The Government of Japan hopes that all parties concerned will cooperate with the Prime Minister designate Dr. Haider Al-Abadi in forming the new stable, inclusive government.