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Abadi arrives in Saudi Arabia

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Iraqi PM Haider Abadi has arrived in Riyadh in a visit considered a first step to diffuse tension in Kirkuk, the Baghdad Post reported Saturday. 

 

Abadi's visit comes upon a formal invitation from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Abadi will be heading a 10-minister delegation  in his visit to Riyadh.

The visit comes as the two sides are scheduled to conclude an agreement relating to the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council on Sunday.

"An agreement on the Coordination Council will be signed and then there will be a press conference," the Iraqi ambassador in Riyadh Rushdi al-Aani said.



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