The Iraqi parliament passed on Saturday the remaining members of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi‘s cabinet, a month after the parliament passed 15 out of the 22 cabinet members.
A statement by the media office of the parliament said that the lawmakers voted in favor of Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail as the Minister of Oil and Fuad Mohammed Hussein as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The parliament also voted to authorize Prime Minister al-Kadhimi to create a new Ministry of State and to choose its candidate from the Turkmen minority, the statement said.
Afterwards, the seven approved candidates sworn in as new ministers in al-Kadhimi’s cabinet.
After the approval, al-Kadhimi tweeted that “by the vote of the Council of Representatives (parliament) on the candidates we presented, it is an additional motive for us to implement the ministerial program, and to fulfill the obligations and abide by our promises to our people who are waiting for actions, not words.”
On May 6, al-Kadhimi was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister following the approval of the parliament on 15 of his 22-cabinet members.