Foreign Relations Committee stresses the need to revitalize the economic committee with Saudi Arabia

  • 1-04-2021, 15:02
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    Baghdad - INA

    The Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee confirmed, today, Thursday, that Saudi Arabia is an important economic country and that cooperation with it is of great benefit, while stressing the need to revitalize the economic committee between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
    A member of the committee, Deputy Dhafer Al-Ani, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the Iraqi-Saudi relations are related to the return of Iraq to exercising its natural role in its Arab relations," indicating that "this role has been disrupted during previous years, which made Iraq almost isolated from the Arab nation."
    He added, "During the period of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's government, there was a kind of Iraqi openness to a number of Arab countries, such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and the New East Project, which the Prime Minister called," noting that "relations with Saudi Arabia have political, economic and security benefits."
    He pointed out that "the two countries were exposed to terrorism, as Saudi Arabia has the right to secure its lands from hostilities and to target its economic and oil installations, part of which are located near Iraqi lands."
    He added that "Saudi Arabia is an important economic country, and cooperation with it will be of great benefit to the country," noting that "the king of Saudi Arabia has given priority to Iraq in various investment and economic aspects."