Saudi Arabia Foreign Affairs ministry release a statement on the visit of the Iraqi PM

Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a press statement on Thursday on the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom.

The Foreign Affairs statement:

At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Adil Abdul-Mahdi to visit the Kingdom, and in view of strong historical ties between the two sisterly countries, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Iraq, and in consolidation of relations and the common desire to advance them towards wider horizons, and in investment of great potentialities and opportunities to enhance the existing cooperation between the two countries in political, security and economic fields, the Iraqi Prime Minister visited the Kingdom during the period 12-13 /8/1440H.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Adil Abdul-Mahdi, held a session of consultations during which they discussed ways to enhance and develop bilateral relations to serve the interests of the two countries and their peoples. A number of agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed in various fields in the framework of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Iraqi Prime Minister stressed historical, religious and social relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Iraq and the importance of investing this political, historical and religious heritage and strengthening relations in line with the directives of the two leaderships.

The Iraqi Prime Minister also met with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and latest developments at regional and international arenas and agreed to continue consultation and coordination to enhance the unity of Arab ranks and the joint Arab action.

On the sidelines of the visit, the first meeting of the Political, Security and Military Affairs Committee, was held and co-chaired by the foreign ministers of the two countries.