He was accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali.
Their Beatitudes Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, and Cardinal Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, also attended the ceremony.
After the oath, His Excellency delivered a speech in which he promised to work hard to keep peace and security in the region, and to ensure equality and protection to all components of the region. He also spoke about his agenda with regards to developing the region.