Saudi FM highlights Iraq’s role in enhancing regional stability during Baghdad visit

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Iraq plays an essential role in strengthening stability in the region, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Thursday.

“The region cannot prosper without stability,” Prince Faisal said during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in Baghdad.

Reaffirming the Kingdom’s support of Iraq’s efforts to strengthen stability, Prince Faisal also highlighted the depth of relations with Iraq saying they’ve recently witnessed “great momentum.”

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He added that economic ties with Iraq have also “greatly improved.”

Hussein also highlighted relations with the Kingdom, saying “security cooperation” with it is ongoing.

“[We] are working on easing tensions in the region,” Hussein said.

Prince Faisal arrived on an official visit to Baghdad for talks on enhancing strategic ties on Thursday.

In addition to Hussein, he is expected to meet with President Abdul Latif Rashid, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani and Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbous.

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