Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed al-Halboussi held on Monday a meeting with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to discuss the latest political and security developments in Iraq.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed measures taken to fill the vacant interior and defense ministries in the new government, Alghad Press quoted Halboussi as saying in a statement.
“The law of provincial elections and its amendments were also tackled during the meeting,” the speaker said, adding that it is “necessary to continue cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities in order to provide services that meet the needs of citizens and improve the social and service situation in the country.”
Last October, the parliament approved 14 ministers of Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government, allowing him to become prime minister.
Lawmakers were planned to vote on the remaining ministers in November but the vote was delayed due to political disagreements over nominees.