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Inauguration of President and Nomination of Prime Minister Designate in the Republic of Iraq
(Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

October 15, 2022

 The Government of Japan congratulates the election of Dr. Abdul Latif Rashid as the President of the Republic of Iraq on October 13, 2022. The Government of Japan also welcomes that President Abdul Latif Rashid has nominated Mr. Mohammed Shyaa Al-Sudany as Prime Minister-designate and tasked him to form a Council of Ministers on the same day, based on the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq.

 The Government of Japan calls on all parties to cooperate with Prime Minister-designate Mr. Mohammed Shyaa Al-Sudany in forming a new government. Furthermore, the Government of Japan strongly hopes that a stable and inclusive government will be formed and that will address the challenges facing Iraq.

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