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

October 3, 2018
Japanese

    1. The Government of Japan congratulates the election of Dr. Barham Salih as the President of the Republic of Iraq on October 2. And the Government of Japan welcomes that President Barham Salih has nominated Dr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi as the Prime Minister designate and tasked him to form a Council of Ministers on the same day, based on the Iraqi Constitution. 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. Adel Abdul-Mahdi in forming the new stable, inclusive government.