Baghdad, President of the Republic Barham Saleh stressed the importance of activating trade and economic exchange with Saudi Arabia.
"Saleh received at his residence in Riyadh today, Saudi Minister of Trade and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaled Al-Faleh," a presidential statement said.
Saleh pointed out during the meeting, "the need to activate cooperation in the economic, trade, agricultural, investment and oil sector, so as to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries."
He stressed "the importance of developing and raising the level of trade and economic exchange between the two countries and exchanging experiences and joint coordination in all fields."
On their part, the ministers expressed their desire to support the economic partnership and investment cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and affirmed "Saudi desire to reach better and wider horizons for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency