Saudi Arabia and Iraq sign investment agreements on energy and sports

Saudi Arabia have announced Monday that they signed investment agreements with Iraq on energy and sports, according Saudi state news agency SPA.

Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Allawi, arrived in Saudi on Sunday leading a delegation for an official visit.

SPA reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi was due to arrive on Monday but his trip was canceled after King Salman was admitted to hospital for medical checks.

The two countries also signed a memorandum in the health sector to fight the coronavirus pandemic, including Saudi medical assistance to Iraqi side.

“Bring together culture, history, civilization and more,” Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said after the meeting. He also praised the meeting between the two delegations, confirming despite Al-Kadhimi’s postponement of his trip, the two countries will continue to discuss partnerships in the cultural sectors.