Iraqi Foreign Minister: The relationship with Saudi Arabia is advancing and developing

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Iraqi Foreign Minister: The relationship with Saudi Arabia is advancing and developing

Hussein assured “Asharq Al-Awsat” that there is a common will to enhance cooperation in all fields


Wednesday – 13 Rajab 1442 AH – February 24, 2021 AD Issue No. [
15429]


Riyadh: Saleh Al-Zaid

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed that relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia are progressing and developing, and he reviewed the axes of his talks in Riyadh, including activating dozens of memoranda of understanding and agreements between the two countries, stressing the existence of a common will to enhance cooperation in all fields.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, the Iraqi foreign minister said that the first axis of the talks “focused on bilateral relations between the two countries and how to develop them (…) and we discussed joint work in various fields, whether economic, energy, banking or investment, while the other axes were about Study the regional situation and its impact on the internal situation in Iraq, Saudi Arabia or the regional environment, in addition to regional tensions, how to deal with them, and how to set the first steps to manage these crises. Hussein explained that the relations between his country and the Kingdom “were punctuated by gaps, but in recent years these gaps have been bridged and many bridges built, as these visits are evidence that this relationship has developed.” There are also tangible things, which are relations in the interest of the two countries, two peoples and the region, and our assessment of the relationship is that it is in a state of progress and development.
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