Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz stressed the kingdom's support to Iraq and the Iraqi people at all levels during his
meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi in Riyadh on Monday.
King Salman expressed hope that Iraq will manage to restore its prominent position in the region, especially after the victories it achieved against terrorism and amid Iraq's achievements in other fields.
For his part, Halbousi thanked King Salman for the money Saudi Arabia has allocated for the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Halbousi also thanked the Saudi king for the kingdom's initiative to develop the Arar border port between the two countries and to establish a stadium in Baghdad.
During his meeting with the Saudi king, Halbousi affirmed that Iraq is keen to develop its relationships with Arab and regional countries through joint coordination at all levels, especially on the economic and investment levels.
He also welcomed cooperation to support trade exchange and open
and develop border crossings.
Halbousi affirmed the importance of the role played by sister countries in the reconstruction of Iraq, especially Saudi Arabia due to the companies and expertise the kingdom has, which will contribute to the rehabilitation of many cities damaged by terrorism or those that lack services and infrastructure.
The Iraqi parliament speaker called for coordinating Arab efforts to overcome disputes and problems through constructive dialogue, affirming the need to step away from escalation, which reflected negatively on the security and stability of the region.