Abadi to Visit Saudi Arabia to improve bilateral relations

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will be visiting Saudi Arabia after the bilateral ties between the two countries have recently witnessed improvements, said a source.

The visit comes after Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made an unprecedented trip to Baghdad last week where he held meetings with Abadi and his counterpart Ibrahim al-Jafaari.

According to a source from the Iraqi government who spoke to the News, Abadi has been officially invited to visit Riyadh. He also revealed that Muhammed Bin Nayif, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, will be visiting Baghdad following Abadi’s trip.

Based on the information by the source, the foreign ministers from Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are also scheduled to visit Baghdad in the near future.