Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary Meets with Saudi Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs

Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary , Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashim Mustafa met with the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs, Ambassador Adel Mardad in Riyadh on the sidelines of the meetings of the third session of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council.

Mr. Abdul Karim reviewed the developments witnessed in the relations between the two brotherly countries, especially in the recent times that witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums between the two countries in various fields, as Iraq considers its natural, geographical, tribal and family extension linked to its environment and strengthens with its specificity and moral status in the Islamic and Arab worlds, and in the Arab Gulf region.

Mr. Abdul Karim put forward a number of proposals to develop relations between the two countries, including facilitating the movement of travelers, cancelling entry fee for businessmen , and utilising successful Saudi experiences in several areas that Iraq needs to develop its capabilities.

On his part, the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Adel Mardad, expressed his great happiness, appreciation and gratitude for the positive vision reviewed by the Senior Undersecretary Dr. Abdul Karim Hashem, noting that the Kingdom regards Iraq as its natural extension, and that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman have a firm vision that focuses on the importance of developing relations with Iraq and is a base for the Saudi government to focus on common values to be a basis of the process of opening up to Iraq and developing relations with it in all areas, indicating that the Kingdom has a firm conviction that Iraq is a country rich in natural resources, rich history, and the great capabilities of its people; Therefore, developing relations between the two brotherly countries will have great benefits for the two peoples in various fields, and it will be a source of political, economic and security stability in the region, and achieve prosperity and prosperity for both countries, stating that the proposals put forward by Mr. Abdul Karim will be seriously considered by the Saudi side to take positive decisions in this regard.

The two sides also agreed to prepare a meeting soon for the Political Consultation Committee that emanated from the Memorandum of Understanding on political consultations signed between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries in order to activate the proposals that contribute to a qualitative shift in relations between the two brotherly countries.

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