Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Iraqi prime minister
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent congratulatory cables to Iraq’s prime minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani previously served as human rights minister as well as minister of labor and social affairs, will lead the new Iraqi government after over a year of impasse.
Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani’s picks for 21 ministries passed during an Iraqi parliament vote on the Cabinet.
“On the occasion of your government’s winning of the confidence votes by the Iraqi parliament, we are pleased to send to your Excellency our sincere congratulations and best wishes for success and prosperity, and to the people of the fraternal Republic of Iraq further progress and prosperity,” King Salman and the Crown Prince’s cables said, in a report from state news agency SPA.
Sudani pledged to implement economic reforms, fight corruption, improve deteriorating government services and improve living standards, among other things. He also promised to amend the election law within three months and hold parliamentary elections within a year.