MP describes Sadr’s visit to Saudi Arabia as ‘step in right direction’

Nahda Al-Dayni, Iraqi MPaffiliated with Iraqi Forces Coalition, described Wednesday the visit of paid by Moqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist Movement, to Saudi Arabia as a positive step that will usher in prospects for Iraqi-Saudi cooperation.

She added that this visit broke down the sectarian barrier.

The political process in Iraq suffers from the sectarianism and stagnation that needs to open avenues of cooperation and returning Iraq its neighboring Arab countries, she asserted.

Earlier on Tuesday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud said Saudi Arabia will allocate additional 10 million US dollars for humanitarian aid in Iraq.

The king also ordered to open a new Saudi general consulate in Najaf city and to reopen border crossings between the two countries.

These measures were taken in wake of Sadrist Movement’s leader’s visit to Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom is seeking to reach consensus with the Iraqi government, to confront Iranian influence in the country.

Source: The Baghdad Post

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