Iranian president Raisi congratulates new Iraqi PM on election
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated Mohammed Shia al-Sudani for his election as Iraq’s new prime minister.

In a Friday message, Raisi wished success for al-Sudani’s in forming new cabinet following Iraqi lawmakers’ vote for the politician to be the next premier of Iraq.

The Iranian president hoped for the new government of Iraq to take steps in line with the country’s progress.

He noted that a powerful, independent and flourished Iraq can play a positive and constructive role in enhancing security in the region, IRNA reported.

As to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for political process in Iraq on the basis of Iraqi people’s intention, he said that Tehran would spare no efforts in expanding brotherly ties with Baghdad.

He also expressed hope that the brotherly relationship will develop during the tenure of the new prime minister based on civilization, culture, and popular depth.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported Iraq's political process based on the people's vote and will not spare any efforts to expand brotherly relations with Iraq," Raisi stressed.

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