Saudi FM confirms commitment to work with Iraq on counter-terrorism efforts

Al-Jubeir held talks in Baghdad with Iraq's leadership, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom since 2003. (AFP/HO/IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTRY PRESS OFFICE)

Saudi Arabia reiterated its commitment to working with Iraq against extremism in the region, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said during his visit to Iraq – the first for a high official Saudi in Baghdad since 1990.

Saudi Arabia also said on Saturday it plans to increase cooperation and improve on ties with Iraq, Jubeir said during a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

“We need to right what has been wronged in the past and improve on our relations moving forward starting with increased visits of officials between our countries,” Jaafari told reporters.

Jubeir also told to Jaafari that Saudi Arabia is confirming the naming of their new ambassador to Iraq, reported Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent.

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