Saudi foreign minister discusses ‘growing relations’ with Iraq PM

Saudi foreign minister discusses ‘growing relations’ with Iraq PM
Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi receives Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Aug.27. (@IraqiPMO)
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Updated 27 August 2020

Saudi foreign minister discusses ‘growing relations’ with Iraq PM

Saudi foreign minister discusses ‘growing relations’ with Iraq PM
  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan was received by Iraq’s PM Al-Kadhimi
  • The two officials discussed growing relations between the two countries and common challenges

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has praised the Kingdom’s “deep” ties with Iraq during a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Baghdad.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan said that he discussed growing relations between the two countries and common challenges with Al-Kadhimi on Thursday.
“Today I was pleased to visit Iraq, this country with which we have deep ties,” Prince Faisal said. “I discussed bilateral relations that are growing steadily and common challenges with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.”
The prime minister was appointed in May after the country was rocked by protests and has promised to deliver reforms.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz Al-Shammari met with Iraq's Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanmi.
The two officials discussed bilateral relations, coordinating security efforts to combating terrorism and drugs and securing borders between the two countries.


Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Updated 02 December 2020

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

NEOM: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed its keenness on achieving security and development for the people of Yemen.
The Cabinet urged moving forward to implement the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability, through a a comprehensive political solution.
The Cabinet also addressed the recently announced Digital Cooperation Organization, which sees Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan participating in the initiative.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation across all innovation-driven areas and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
The ministers also reviewed efforts to uproot corruption in the Kingdom, highlighting an agreement co-signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out the Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.
At the session, which was chaired virtually by King Salman because of the pandemic, the Kingdom reiterated its denunciation of the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Nigeria. The attack, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, left over 40 people dead over the weekend.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s stand along the side of Nigeria against such heinous acts which target lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The government also authorized the interior minister to sign a MoU with the UK’s Home Office on cooperation in the field of civil defense and civil protection.
The Cabinet also authorized the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to hold public auctions for the frequency spectrum for commercial purposes.
The ministers also approved the Juvenile Law and the Chambers of Commerce Law.