Former Iraqi prime minister calls for cooperation in parliament

Nouri Maliki was relatively unknown internationally until he became prime minister (AFP)

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SULAIMANI — Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's said on Friday (December 3) the unification in all efforts and the cooperation of all political forces within parliament is a must.

"The formation of a new unanimous government in Iraq must be urgent, so that it can meet all the demands of the Iraqi people for services and job opportunities,” Maliki said.

The former prime minister called on new members of the Iraqi Parliament to "work as hard as they can to abide by the national principles and have a good connection with the people.”

Iraq's Shia parties met on Thursday including Fatah Alliance leader Hadi al-Amiri, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr, State of Law Coalition leader Nouri al-Maliki and discussed a range of topics, including the result of the parliamentary elections and the government formation process.

(NRT Digital Media)