[size=36]A minister reveals a political aspect of Abdul Mahdi's visit to Saudi Arabia[/size]
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revealed a cabinet minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Saturday, that the latter's visit to Saudi Arabia was more political than commercial or to sign agreements.
"The visit of Abdul Mahdi to Saudi Arabia about two weeks after a similar visit to Iran was more political than commercial or signing agreements," the minister told an Arab newspaper. "The presence of figures in the popular crowd of the delegation accompanying Abdul Mahdi comes as a reassurance message to Saudi Arabia "He said.
The minister added that "Iraq wants to say to all parties that they have to deal with him as a special case, away from axes and camps, because it is at a fragile stage, and just emerged from a fierce war."
"The opening of the door of the Kaaba to the prime minister is very significant, the Saudis do not do it with every visitor comes to them, and the lifting of the Hajj and promises of financial aid to the liberated cities unconditionally are Saudi initiatives for rapprochement with Iraqi officials, since when".
"The economic and commercial aspect has taken a large part of the meetings of ministers and officials who accompanied Abdul-Mahdi on his visit to Saudi Arabia during their meetings with their Saudi counterparts, all of which can be considered to be in favor of one side, Iraq."
He pointed out that "it was agreed to hold frequent meetings of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council"