The Information Office of the Speaker of the Council of Representatives said in a statement, on Wednesday that Kuwait's parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim extended an official invitation to the Iraqi speaker of parliament, Mohammed al-Halbusi, to visit Kuwait.
During the Iraqi Parliament's session, Muhammad al-Halbusi was elected as the Speaker of Parliament with the support of the Construction bloc. The Speaker of Parliament's two deputies were also elected in the session. Halbusi is currently the youngest Speaker of Parliament to ever be elected in Iraq.
Local authorities in Iraq's western province of Anbar have demanded that international forces step in to guard the province's border with Syria, given the various competing forces on both sides. The authorities called on for the Iraqi military to "go back to their bases".