Saudi Arabia’s King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds meeting with Iraq President Barham Salih. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Meanwhile, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, met his Iraqi counterpart, Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim, in Riyadh.
During the meeting, they reviewed the close relations between the Kingdom and Iraq and means of enhancing them in all fields, in addition to discussing regional and international developments and discussing a number of issues of mutual interest.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.


Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

Updated 17 February 2019
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Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday in Riyadh the newly appointed Saudi ambassadors.

This included the ambassadors to Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Ethiopia and the UAE.

The crown prince congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment and wished them success, emphasizing the importance of working to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international role in accordance with the directives of King Salman as well as attending to the affairs of Saudi citizens abroad.

The reception was attended by the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf.