[size=36]The Iraqi-Saudi Coordinating Council endorses a number of important recommendations[/size]
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The Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, chaired by its president from the Iraqi side, Minister of Planning / Minister of Trade, Salman Jumaili, discussed Wednesday the results achieved and the next steps for the Council's work.
"The head of the Iraqi-Saudi coordination council for the Iraqi side, Salman al-Jumaili, Minister of Planning / Minister of Commerce and Agency, has held an expanded meeting at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, in the presence of Secretary-General Mahdi Al-Aalak "He said.
Al-Jumaili said that "the recent developments witnessed by the joint relations between the two brotherly countries after the establishment of the Council," adding that "the past few months have witnessed many activities and joint activities between Iraq and Saudi Arabia have been mutual visits and open prospects for cooperation in a number of important areas that will have positive effects on the size of Joint cooperation".
"The Saudi side attaches great importance to the relationship with Iraq, and the Saudi brothers expressed great desire to enhance cooperation in the fields of investment," he said. Commercial, industrial and agricultural ".
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdul Razzaq Al-Issa, presented the report of the Committee on Education, Youth and Sports after the visit of the Committee to Riyadh and the cooperation achieved at the level of universities. The meeting also reviewed the results achieved during the last period of the work of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council. Between the two countries as well as in the field of sports and youth. "
For his part, Minister of Transport Kazem Vangan Al-Yamami reviewed the results achieved through the work of the Committee on Transport, Border Ports and Ports after the Committee's visit to Saudi Arabia.
"The two sides have signed a joint agreement on the resumption of flights between Iraq and the Kingdom and there are 11 flights a week and has been achieving 488 trips since the signing of the agreement so far transferred more than 64 thousand Iraqi pilgrims."
On maritime transport, Al-Hamami said, "We agreed with the Saudi side to unify the tariffs on fees, wages and returns. The vessels of the tributaries were operated between the Saudi Arabian port of Dammam and Umm Qasr. These trips resulted in the transport of goods, goods and foodstuffs." Iraq's accession to the Riyadh Memorandum on standards of inspection of ships in ports.
He pointed out that "the signing of another memorandum of understanding to rehabilitate the port of Arar border, and there is work is now to complete the joint rail connections as well as the establishment of a trade exchange on the Iraqi side of Arar port."
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Adel Karim, "reported on the visit of the Saudi delegation represented by SABIC with the Committee on Energy and Manufacturing Industries to the Ministry of Oil and the Nebras Project and the General Company for Iron and Steel in Basra."
The Council discussed in its expanded meeting, "updates the work of the Finance and Banking Committee during a report by the Iraqi Central Bank adviser Walid Eide, as well as discuss the memorandum of understanding on security cooperation."
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Mahdi Al-Alaq, spoke of "the details of the initiative of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, which included the establishment of an integrated sports stadium in the capital Baghdad can accommodate for 100 thousand spectators," noting that "a number of actions taken in this context, including the identification of two places will be selected one To establish the stadium and there is coordination Iraqi-Saudi joint in this area. "
The Council approved a number of recommendations related to its work during the next phase, including setting the date for the next meeting of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council to be held in Baghdad, follow-up of the pledges made by the Kingdom during the Kuwait donors conference, and discuss with the Saudi side regarding facilitating the entry procedures for Iraqi pilgrims To the Holy Land through the possibility of fingerprints and fingerprints within the Iraqi territory depending on the company specialized in this regard, as well as other recommendations relating to the reality of border crossings and double taxation and increase flights between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that Iraq and Saudi Arabia, announced on Monday (15 / August / 2017), the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to strengthen relations between the two countries.