Saudi king praises nomination of al-Abadi as Iraq’s new PM
Saudi king hopes al-Abadi can restore cohesion among Iraqis
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz congratulated on Tuesday Haidar al-Abadi on being nominated Iraq’s prime minister-designate, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
“King Abdullah sent a communique to congratulate Haidar al-Abadi on being nominated the prime minister-designate of our brother country Iraq,” the state-run agency said.
“I wish to congratulate you on your nomination to the post of prime minister and I pray to God for your success and for him to help you re-establish cohesion among Iraq’s people and preserve the unity and stability of Iraq,” King Abdullah said in the message.
The Saudi leader said he wanted to see Iraq under the new prime minister "regain its rightful place in the Arab world and the Muslim world.”
According to the state-run agency, King Abdullah also sent communiques to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Jabouri and Iraqi President Fuad Masum.
In his message to Masum, King Abdullah congratulated him on his election to the presidency and for choosing Abadi to be prime minister.