Iraqi prime minister visits UAE to strengthen relations

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa boards his plane in Baghdad, April 4, 2021. (PM office)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi headed to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday on an official visit, according to his office.

Kadhimi accompanied by a high-level delegation departed Baghdad for the UAE on Sunday morning, the premier’s office said in a tweet.

The prime minister will discuss strengthening relations between Iraq and the UAE in several fields, his office added.

Kadhimi’s visit came after he paid a visit to Saudi Arabia on March 31. Officials from the two countries signed five agreements during Kadhimi’s visit, covering financial, commercial, economic, cultural and media fields.

Saudi state news agency (SPA) reported that Saudi Arabia and Iraq were keen to accelerate the restoration of balance to oil markets by committing to the implementation of the OPEC+ agreement.

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