Saudi Trade Minister meets with Iraqi Prime Minister, senior officials

The Saudi Minister of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Foreign Trade Dr Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, in Baghdad.

Al-Qasabi, who is also the head of the Saudi side of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, is visiting Iraq to strengthen economic relations between the two countries and follow up on the outcomes of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council.

During his meeting with Al-Sudani, conveying greetings and appreciation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince, wished Iraq further progress and prosperity.

He underlined the continuation of work of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, which includes cooperation in the economic, investment, tourism, security fields and others.

Al-Sudani stressed Iraq’s openness to developing partnerships with Saudi Arabia in various sectors.

The meeting witnessed a review of the overall prospects for cooperation between their countries and ways to develop bilateral relations, for the benefit of their people.

The Iraqi PM stressed openness towards developing a partnership with the Kingdom in various sectors, especially in the economic and energy fields and in investment. Al-Sudani also emphasised coordination with Saudi Arabia in confronting the effects of climate change, and efforts to limit its repercussions on the region.

The minister also met with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning Dr Muhammad Ali Tamim (head of the Iraqi side of the Coordination Council), the Iraqi Minister of Trade Atheer Al-Ghurairy, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr Faiq Zaidan.

The meetings dealt with ways of consolidating the strategic partnership within the framework of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council.

The Coordination Council aims to enhance communication between Saudi Arabia and Iraq and to elevate bilateral relations in various fields, including economics, development, security, investment, tourism, culture, and media.

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