Release Date: 2018/10/9 20:20 •
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) revealed the outgoing Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, his decision to participate in the cabinet next.
“I did not discuss taking any other position in the next government and I will decide this in light of the formation of the government,” Abadi said at his weekly press conference after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
“I will discuss participation with other parties and what is the best,” he said. “There is no standing on the hill and the political work does not end with a position that we consider a tool to serve the citizens.”
Abadi said that his participation in the new government “is still open and I have another option I do not want to disclose now, and I need a pause for the service of the country and the people,” noting that “some believe that the provision of service is a government site is wrong.”
The head of the coalition of victory, “his objection to the nomination of the largest bloc for the post of prime minister, but he strongly supported the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi, and he congratulated him on his first prime minister by text message by telephone,” stressing that “the issue is not personal, but the issue of a country.”
Abadi called for “supporting Abdul Mahdi,” expressing “his hope for success in forming the government and this is part of my duty as prime minister.”
He stressed that “we seek to maintain alliances with others,” stressing that “the political process needs to care and permanent control to the detriment of the interests of the people and not turn into a partisan conflict for complex calculations.”
“The Council of Ministers intends to send the budget bill 2019 to parliament next week to be approved,” Abadi said, pointing out that “the supplementary budget offer from the Ministry of Finance for 2018, but the House of Representatives is still in the formation and its committees and perhaps time constraints are not allowed to be submitted to parliament” .
“We do not think it would be useful to provide a supplementary budget in the last quarter of the year, which is usually offered in the second half of the fiscal year,” he said.
Abadi assured the Iraqi people that “water storage is good but still limited and there is a concrete expectation of rainfall in the coming winter season and the achievement of water revenues from neighboring countries and strategic storage of all dams, both in Tharthar and modern and Hamrin and Mosul dam.”
“The demand for oil is more than supply, and there is a lot of pressure to increase production like America, which will contribute to price cuts,” he said. “There is a need to agree on a specific price to prevent any further shocks in the markets.”
On the situation in the province of Basra, he stressed that “there are achievements on the ground, including the provision of drinking water and reduce the rates of salinity and what is said to need billions of dollars is an estimate is incorrect and we study bids for water projects in the province and will be transmitted soon for implementation.”