Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi met on Wednesday with Abdullatif bin Rashid
Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and his
Zayani is on an official visit to Baghdad, aimed at discussing means to enhance bilateral relations in all fields.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the future of the relation between Iraq and the GCC state members, said a statement from the prime minister's media office.
Abd al-Mahdi said that Iraq's foreign policy is "serious in establishing best relations with Arab and neighboring countries, and that Iraq cannot advance without cooperation and harmony with its Arab arena and its neighbors," according to the statement.
For his part, Zayani said that he "conveys the greetings of the leaders of the GCC and their political will and sincere intentions to support Iraq and its government, security, stability and prosperity," the statement said.
Al-Zayani stressed that "the Gulf leaders have taken a decision on the importance of strategic partnership with Iraq," it said.