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[size=33]The Iraqi president and the Saudi monarch discuss strengthening bilateral relations[/size]
In a phone call made by President Barham Salih with King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Ali Jawad / Anatolia
On Friday, Iraqi President Barham Salih discussed with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and supporting the establishment of peace in the region.
This came in a phone call that Saleh made with the Saudi monarch, according to a statement by the Iraqi presidency.
The statement stated, "During the call, bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed and strengthened in various fields to serve the interests of the two peoples, and to support the establishment of security and peace in the region, and cooperation in facing various challenges."
He explained that "reference was also made to the successful visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the Kingdom, and its importance in strengthening the bonds of common relations between the two brotherly countries."
Al-Kazemi made a visit at the end of last March, his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office on May 7, 2020, at the invitation of the Saudi king, during which he signed 5 cooperation agreements in economic and cultural fields, and the establishment of an Iraqi-Saudi fund, with a capital of 3 billion dollars. .
Saudi Arabia resumed diplomatic relations with Iraq in December 2015, after 25 years of being cut short by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
After decades of tension, relations began to improve, following a visit to Baghdad on February 25, 2017, by the then Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir.
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