Iraq’s President, Barham Salih met on Monday with Saudi chairman of Shura council Sheikh Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh in Saudi Arabia.
During the meeting, Salih asserted the importance of serious cooperation between countries to preserve peace and interests in the region and protect Arabic societies from extremism, according to a presidency statement.
The two parties discussed enhancing relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia and the necessity of expanding cooperation in all fields, the statement added.
They also tackled the importance of joint action and Arab integration in order to boost development and progress.
Salih was received by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq’s president in Riyadh on Sunday.
The visit to the Saudi Kingdom happened a day after a visit to Iran within a tour.
The two parties discussed cooperation and the relations between both countries, regional developments and issues of mutual concern.
Salih was received at the airport in Riyadh by the province’s governor and other Saudi officials. King Salman held a lunch in honor of the Iraqi president with ministers and high-level princes in attendance.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister was in Baghdad to discuss stabilizing oil prices in the wake of the latest US sanctions against Iran.