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Saudi Arabia, Iraq Sign 13 Cooperation Deals during PM Visit to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia, Iraq Sign 13 Cooperation Deals during PM Visit to Riyadh

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 - 18:30
King Salman receives Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh on Wednesday Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The two officials stressed their keenness to develop their ties in various fields, overseeing the signing of 13 agreements covering energy, agriculture, industry, oil and gas, mineral wealth, maritime transport, education and culture.

Abdul Mahdi arrived in Riyadh with a large delegation including officials and businessmen.

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia reopened a consulate in Baghdad which had been closed for 30 years.

King Salman also announced his country would provide Iraq $1 billion to build sport facilities, an announcement which kicked of a two-day visit to Iraq by high-level Saudi officials.

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