(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Riyadh, Safar 26, 1439, November 15, 2017, SPA -- The the Shura Council side in the Saudi-Iraqi Parliamentary Friendship Committee headed by Abdullah bin Salem Al-Matani held here today a meeting with the delegation of the Iraqi-GCC Friendship Committee headed by Hassan Al-Hamadani, Chairman of the External Committee and Member of the Iraqi Parliament, within a visit to the Kingdom.
At the outset of the meeting, Dr. Al-Matani welcomed the Iraqi delegation, stressing depth and strength of relations binding the two countries, particularly between the Shura Council and Iraqi Parliament.
During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest and ways of activating the role of the friendship committees in order to consolidate aspects of cooperation between the two sides.
For his part, Al-Hamadani stressed the great role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iraq in drawing the Arab and region's policies.
In a press statement following the meeting, Al-Hamadani confirmed that relations between the Kingdom and Iraq are strong due to historic heritage and tribal depth, adding that the two countries enjoy pioneering role to deal with the hot files in the region.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials.
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