Baghdad - INA
The Foreign Ministry revealed today, Sunday, the files that the Prime Minister will discuss during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran.
"The prime minister's visit to Saudi Arabia will include examining the files of bilateral relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, including indicators of the economic, health, agricultural and financial nature, and the investment and economic exchange," ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf told the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
He added that the prime minister will also visit Iran and will discuss during the visit several files, including trade exchange.
He pointed out that Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Jawad Zarif, the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi to Tehran, and the most important files related to this visit.
Al-Sahaf stressed that "Tehran is supportive of Al-Kadhmi's government and the approach it is taking in the framework of Iraqi diplomacy's efforts to open up to all parties and reduce tension and escalation in the region."
It is noteworthy that Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein held a press conference today, with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Jawad Zarif, in Baghdad.
Hussein said during the conference, that "bilateral relations and trade exchange between the two countries were discussed," noting that "Iraq wants parallel relations with neighboring countries."
Hussein revealed "a forthcoming visit by Prime Minister Al-Kadhmi to Iran soon," stressing "the removal of the region and Iraq from international tensions and the protection of sovereignty."
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif said, "Iraqi-Iranian relations will not be shaken," stressing "respect for the sovereignty of Iraq and its positive role in the region."