A high-level parliamentary delegation will travel to Saudi Arabia Tuesday in an official visit to launch “a new phase of cooperation between the two countries’ MPs,” an Iraqi newspaper revealed Monday.
Al-Sabah newspaper said that the Iraqi delegation is expected to meet the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Speaker of the Shura Council Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Sheikh and the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
Hassan Khudair Shuwaird al-Hamadani, head of the Iraqi-Saudi Friendship Committee, hailed the steps taken by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to make Iraq open to all countries whether Arab, regional or international.
The committee has formed a delegation that consists of different committees and political parties in the Iraqi parliament that will travel to Riyadh in a one week visit, al-Hamadani noted.
The delegation aims at bolstering relations with the Saudi Shura Council and announcing the formation of the Iraqi-Saudi Friendship Committee, he further stated.
He added that this committee aims to enhance cooperation between the MPs of the two countries to facilitate governments’ work and agreement-making.
The visit comes within the framework of the recent rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad.