Coordinating Council agreement to be inked by Abadi in Saudi trip

Prime minister Haider al-Abadi is heading to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, heading a 10-minister delegation.

The visit comes as the two sides are scheduled to conclude an agreement relating to the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Council on Sunday.

“Al-Abbadi will arrive today in Riyadh with a high delegation of 10 ministers and about 60 advisers,” the Saudi daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted the Iraqi ambassador in Riyadh Rushdi al-Aani as saying.

“An agreement on the Coordination Council will be signed and then there will be a press conference,” he added.

Al Aani added that “the relations between the two countries will witness a great boom after the announcement of this high-level council.” We all followed with great pleasure the landing of the first Saudi Airlines aircraft with more than 200 Saudi businessmen and officials.

Abadi received an invitation on Thursday from King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz to attend the signing ceremony of the Coordinating Council.

Source: The Baghdad Post

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