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CoS of Saudi Armed Forces to arrive in Iraq Thursday

General Abdul Rahman bin Saleh

Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Saudi Armed Forces General Abdul Rahman bin Saleh will arrive in Iraq on Thursday to discuss issues of common interests between the two countries.

The state visit is one of its kind since the Iraqi regime's change in 2003.  

In press statements, Mohamed al-Karboli, member of the parliamentary security and defense committee,  said that Abdul Rahman bin Saleh's visit aims at completing the discussions held by the Iraqi Minister of Interior Qassim al-Araji in Riyadh. 

During the visit, Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces is expected to discuss with Iraqi officials the issues of prisoners exchange and intelligence exchange to stop terrorist infiltration, al-Karboli noted. 

He added that management of border crossing points between the two countries and increasing the number of Iraqi pilgrims travelling to Mecca will be also addressed.  

During  a meeting between the Iraqi Interior Minister and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on Tuesday, the latter confirmed his country's supports to the Iraqi people and its government.

He also added that Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate with Iraq in all fields.

Moreover, al-Araji and his Saudi counterpart Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz formed on Tuesday specialized committees on border security and drug control.

Last Modified: Thursday، 20 July 2017 10:54 AM
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