[size=36]An upcoming visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Baghdad[/size]
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Two Iraqi officials in Baghdad revealed, on Thursday, an upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the capital, Baghdad.
The two officials, one of them among the government staff of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s office, said, according to the newspaper, “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed”, that “Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman plans to visit Iraq to discuss a number of files between the two countries, without specifying the date of that visit so far, and that is in a few days.” From the visit of the Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef to Baghdad, and he held a series of meetings with Iraqi officials, including Al-Kazemi, Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi, and National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji.
According to an Iraqi official in Baghdad, "Al-Kazemi informed officials in his office two days ago about the intention of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Iraq, to discuss a number of important files, without specifying the date of this visit."
But the official pointed out that "there are usually presidential preparations, and the formation of committees, in preparation for such visits, similar to officials and leaders of countries who visited Iraq previously, which has not happened so far."
The information was confirmed by another official, according to the newspaper, and he said that "the visit came on the sidelines of Saudi Arabia's contentment with representing its foreign minister at the regional conference in Baghdad two weeks ago, although the Iraqi invitation and desire is the presence of the Crown Prince," adding that "it is not the first time that Saudi officials have talked about Bin Salman intended to visit Baghdad, but it was postponed each time.
He pointed out that there are "sensitive and important security files between the two countries, as well as economic and commercial ones, that are still stumbling and progress has been made in bin Salman's visit to Baghdad." Ended 29/A43