The President of the Republic received a message from the Saudi monarch .. Abadi begins a regional tour of Riyadh
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The statement added that "Abadi accompanied by a number of ministers, officials and specialists in various fields to attend the coordination meeting in Saudi Arabia."
In less than a week, Abadi received two telephone calls from the Saudi monarch, including the latter inviting an official invitation to attend the coordination conference.
Revealed Rushdi Al-Ani, the Iraqi ambassador to Saudi Arabia, during a press statement yesterday, that the delegation of the Prime Minister includes 10 ministers and dozens of advisers in many aspects.
It is hoped that the meeting of the Coordination Council will witness important bilateral agreements in a number of areas, including trade and security cooperation.
On August 10, Iraq announced the establishment of a coordination council between Iraq and Saudi Arabia aimed at improving the strategic relations between the two countries.
Last week saw the resumption of Saudi flights to Iraq after a break of more than 27 years. One of the company's visitors quoted representatives of more than 60 Saudi companies participating in the Baghdad International Fair. Saudi Minister of Energy and Industry Khaled Al-Falih attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Before that, al-Faleh handed President Fuad Masum a letter from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
A statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic said that the meeting with the Saudi minister witnessed "the importance of expanding the relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia and the importance of expanding them in all fields, especially energy, investment, tourism and the economy as a whole, as well as cultural and academic cooperation." "He said.
The President stressed the "exchange of experiences to support oil prices in world markets and the desire of Iraq to benefit from Saudi expertise in the development of oil industries, as well as to strengthen coordination within the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries."
For his part, the Saudi Energy Minister and Chairman of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Khalid Al-Faleh, "his country's full support for Iraq in its war against terrorism, and the Kingdom's readiness to develop and expand cooperation in the oil field,
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