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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi: Our policy focuses on many joint issues with Saudi Arabia and all neighboring countries






April – 4- 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's delegation headed by Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi and the delegation of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council.

His Excellency welcomed the Saudi delegation, which includes a large number of ministers and heads of bodies, institutions and companies in Saudi Arabia, confirming the determination of the Iraqi government to establish the best relations between the two peoples and the brotherly countries of Iraq and Saudi Arabia to achieve the good and interests of the two countries and constitutes a cornerstone of relations in the region on the basis of the many interests that bring together our peoples and countries, Pointing to Iraq's keenness to expand its relations with its Arab and regional countries, adopting a policy focused on the many participants and opportunities for broad cooperation in all fields, which aspiring to achieve them in the ongoing talks in Baghdad and during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

For his part, the head of the Saudi delegation and the large delegation accompanying him to visit Iraq and the Iraqi Coordinating Council in Baghdad expressed their happiness, which embodies the serious desire to develop Iraqi-Saudi relations.

Mr. Al Qasabi conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince to His Excellency for the development of Iraq, achieving more successful development and stability, The Saudi leadership's underscoring that Iraq is not only a neighboring country but a brotherly country, we are keen to cooperate with and appreciate the sacrifices of its people.

In the meeting, they reviewed the work of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, the ongoing discussions between the ministers, officials of the two countries in various sectors and the progress witnessed in the interests of the two countries.

The Saudi delegation includes the ministers of culture, environment, water, agriculture, energy, industry and mineral wealth, education, media, the state for the Arab Gulf, the General Authority for Customs, Public Transport and Foreign Trade; officials from the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence, a number of institutions and companies, and the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Oil, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Thamer Ghadhban, Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Industry and Minerals, Culture, Planning and Development Cooperation, Agriculture, Transport, Investment Authority, Central Bank, Undersecretaries of Ministries of Finance, Defense and Interior and Secretary General Council of Ministers and a number of advisers, and the Iraqi ambassador in Riyadh.

The meeting was also attended by a number of businessmen and investors from both countries.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
April – 4- 2019