The Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi , received at the Interior Ministry’s headquarters Saturday Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Interior (photo).
During the meeting, Prince Abdulaziz conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to the Prime Minister, the government and people of Iraq.
Both sides reviewed the brotherly relations and ways to enhance the existing security cooperation between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Welcoming the Saudi guest and the accompanying delegation’s visit to Iraq, the Iraqi Interior Minister said this visit reiterates both ministries keenness to boost joint security coordination to achieve the aspirations of the leaderships of their respective countries.
For his part, Prince Abdulaziz stressed that the directives of the leaderships of the two countries opened wide horizons for joint coordination, citing the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, which is tasked with enhancing cooperation and partnership between the two sides in all fields, and the opening of the Arar border crossing, which has effectively contributed to raising the level of trade exchange.
Prince Abdulaziz underlined the challenges resulting from the regional and global changes hindering the Arab security which require integration of cooperation between the security services of the two states, stressing that as a strategic goal to maintain regional and international security and peace.
Prince Abdulaziz also met with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Mohammad Al-Halbousi, and Iraq’s National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, and discussed with them the means to strengthen the security cooperation between the two countries.
After his visit to Iraq, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulazizto Doha on an official visit to the State of Qatar.
At Doha International Airport, the Saudi Minister of Interior was received by Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar; Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani; Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan, Saudi Ambassador to the State of Qatar; and a number of senior officials of Qatari Ministry of Interior.
The guest and his accompanying delegation also visited Qatar’s National Command Center (NCC).
The Saudi Minister listened to an explanation of the nature of the tasks and roles performed by the National Command Center, and the latest systems and technologies that enable it to perform these tasks, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
HRH and the accompanying delegation were also briefed on the Center’s preparations to secure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
He was accompanied during the visit by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior and Commander of Lekhwiya Force Major General HE Abdulaziz bin Faisal Al Thani.