[size=36]Ceremony to hand over the prime minister to Mustafa Al-Kazemi (photos)[/size]
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A statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office, which Mawazine News received, a copy of it, stated that the ceremony of receiving and handing over the responsibility and ministerial portfolios took place in the presence of Al-Kazemi, Abdul-Mahdi and the ministers in both governments.
The statement quoted Al-Kazemi as saying, "We have sworn to protect this country, provide reassurance to the citizens and send a message to them that this government will work to provide ways of a decent life."
He pointed to his "keenness to preserve the achievements made and cooperation to face the security, economic and health challenges facing the country."
For his part, Abdul-Mahdi renewed his congratulations on the formation of the new government, stressing "the importance of the peaceful transfer of power as a democratic aspect, despite all the complications known in the political scene."
Abdul-Mahdi praised the "selection of competent personalities for the new ministerial cabinet," and called on former ministers to cooperate with their colleagues at the stage of handing over responsibility.
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