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US envoy in talks on forming new Iraq government

Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Al-Jabouri [Haydar Hadi/Anadolu Agency]
Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Al-Jabouri [Haydar Hadi/Anadolu Agency]

The US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, Brett McGurk, and the outgoing Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Salim Al-Jubouri, have discussed efforts to form the new government.

In remarks to the Anadolu Agency, Al-Jubouri’s adviser Abdul-Malik Al-Hosseini said: “The former parliament speaker met on Sunday in Baghdad with the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh and discussed the Iraqi parties’ efforts to form a new government and the importance of reaching a common vision among all political blocs.”

Al-Hosseini added that “the global coalition and the United States want the political blocs to accelerate resolving the issue of forming the new government in order to start dealing with the issues of stability and reconstruction.”

The Iraqi political parties are waiting for the results of a manual recount of ballot papers in the next few days before holding discussions on forming a new government.

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