Prince Khalid bin Salman praises Iraq as one of the ‘strongest pillars of the Arab world’

The prince's comments came on the same day as the Kingdom announced it was refilling its ambassador to Iraq position. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 May 2020

Prince Khalid bin Salman praises Iraq as one of the ‘strongest pillars of the Arab world’

  • The prince's comments came on the same day as the Kingdom announced it was refilling its ambassador to Iraq position

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman praised Iraq as a "strong and resilient pillar of the Arab world” in a tweet posted on Saturday.

“We look forward to Iraq rising from the ashes to regain its status as one of the strong and resilient pillars of the Arab world, and for its people to live the life they deserve with peace and well-being,” he tweeted.

“The Kingdom stands with Iraq to support it in its journey towards progress, peace and brotherhood with its Arab neighbors, for the benefit of Iraq and its dear people.”

The prince's comments came on the same day as the Kingdom announced it was refilling its ambassador to Iraq position, as well as Iraq reaching an agreement with Saudi companies to invest in the Okaz gas fields. 


Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

Updated 02 June 2020

Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh convened a session of the council online on Monday during which it approved proposals to amend and finance the system to combat terrorism, said Assistant Speaker Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan.

Al-Samaan said the council also called on the General Accounting Bureau to expedite work on the recovery of state dues.

The council, he said, approved the draft system of the Tourism Development Fund.

It also called on the Ministry of Economy and Planning to publish  digital indicators for the performance of different sectors and regional sustainable development. The Shoura Council urged the ministry to release economic indicators regularly.