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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince receives Iraqi PM in Kingdom to discuss bilateral ties

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al-Kadhimi met in Jeddah late Saturday to discuss bilateral ties between the two countries, the official Saudi Press Agency reported early Sunday.

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The two leaders also discussed potential areas for joint cooperation and exchanged views and opinions on a number of regional and global issues “which contribute to supporting and strengthening security and stability in the region,” SPA reported.

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The Iraqi Prime Minister, along with his delegation, were welcomed at Jeddah’s King Abudlaziz International Airport by the Crown Prince himself and other members of his delegation on Saturday.

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The talks were attended by Saudi’s Minister of the National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; foreign affairs minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah; Minister of Trade Dr. Majid bin Abdullah al-Qasabi; General Intelligence chief Khalid bin Ali al-Humaidan; and Saudi Ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz al-Shammari.

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The session was also attended by Iraq’s foreign minister Dr. Fuad Hussein; National Intelligence Agency Undersecretary Majid Ali Hussein; Director of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Private Office Ahmed Najati; and Adviser to the Prime Minister for Protocol Affairs Hassanein Rashid al-Sheikh.

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The visit marked al-Kadhimi’s second trip to the Kingdom since he became Iraq’s Prime Minister in May 2020.

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