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Iraq's new premier meets with cabinet

Iraq's new government has held its first cabinet meeting in Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime  Mohammed Shia al-Sudani meets with his cabinet on Oct. 28, 2022 in Baghdad.

Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, who received a vote of confidence yesterday in the Iraqi Parliament, commenced his duties today. Sudani, together with 21 of his ministers, received a vote of confidence Thursday night. The parliament also voted to approve the government's program.

The new premier officially assumed his duties as prime minister and commander-in-chief of the armed forces in a handover ceremony with former Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the Government Palace.

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