Iraq’s PM meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince in UAE to discuss bilateral ties

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed; on Sunday during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

“It was a pleasure to welcome our brother Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq to the UAE; where he is amongst family. I look forward to our fruitful discussions regarding the prosperity and development of our brotherly nations,” WAM cited the crown prince as saying.

Al-Kadhimi’s visit markedly comes as part of efforts by Iraq to improve bilateral ties with countries in the region.

Last week, the prime minister traveled to Saudi Arabia; where he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss relations between the two countries.

The Kingdom and Iraq announced also the establishment of a joint fund; with capital estimated at $3 billion; as a contribution from Saudi Arabia to promote investment in Iraq’s economic fields.

The joint fund will be for the “benefit of the Saudi Arabian and Iraqi economies; with the participation of the private sector from both sides,” the statement added.