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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives the Minister of Commerce and Investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi






March  - 14– 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received in his official office, this day, the Minister of Commerce and Investment of Saudi Arabia Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi and his accompanying delegation.

His Excellency expressed his deep welcome to the President and members of the Saudi delegation and thanked for the Saudi leadership's interest in developing relations with Iraq.

His Excellency Prime Minister affirmed that we look forward to establishing the best relations with Saudi Arabia in all fields, we appreciate the common desire to establish broad relations on the right bases for the benefit of the two peoples in the two fraternal countries, Pointing to the strategic importance that Iraq attaches to relations with the Kingdom and the policy of openness to neighboring countries pursued by the Iraqi government.

His Excellency also affirmed his intention to further expand bilaterally and hope for the joint talks to signing important agreements during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi minister conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to His Excellency Prime Minister, the Saudi leadership's keenness on security, stability and prosperity of Iraq and deepening cooperation relations in all fields and the desire to see further bilateral development and coordination and reach agreements that serve the common interests.

During the meeting, they discussed the preparations for the Iraqi-Saudi joint committee, where the Saudi side expressed its readiness for economic, oil cooperation, electricity linkage and participation in reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabahan, the Governor of the Saudi Organization for Standardization, Metrology, and Quality, Dr. Saad Al-Qasabi, the Deputy Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, the Kingdom's Ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz Al-Shammari and the Assistant of the Civil Aviation Aviation Security Authority Mohammed bin Saad Al-Dawar.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban, Minister of Commerce Dr. Mohammad Hashim Abdul Majid, Chairman of the Investment Authority Sami Al-Araji, Head of Standardization and Quality Control Authority Saad Abdul Qadir, Head of Civil Aviation Authority Ali Khalil And a number of advisers.

Media office of the prime minister
March - 14 – 2019