BAGHDAD, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated designated Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi on his appointment to form the government.
"Abdul Mahdi received a telephone call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to congratulate him on his appointment to form the government," a statement from his media office said.
Guterres stressed during the call "the support of the United Nations for Iraq in all areas and the continuation of its programs in Iraq, in addition to what it needs in the programs of stability and reconstruction and other sectors."
For his part, Abdul-Mahdi called for "the importance of increasing the support of the international community to Iraq during the next phase in various fields after the victory over terrorism, and goes to the stage of construction of all cities and provide services to its people."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency