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Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to boost ties

A high-level Saudi delegation visited Baghdad to sign several economic and investment agreements in order to create a balance between Iraq's neighboring countries.
An Iraqi woman farmer harvests tomatoes in Diwaniyah, around 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of the capital Baghdad, on April 2, 2018. - Iraqi farmers have traditionally lived off their land with no need for wells, but a creeping drought is now threatening agriculture and the livelihoods of nearly a quarter of the country's population in the southern agricultural provinces of Diwaniyah, Muthanna and Missan. (Photo by Haidar HAMDANI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had a virtual meeting Nov. 10 with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to discuss Saudi investments in Iraq. Kadhimi has encouraged the Saudis to increase their investments in Iraq.

On Nov. 8, during his meeting with a Saudi ministerial delegation in Baghdad, Kadhimi announced that investment opportunities are available to Saudi companies, stressing that his government is seeking to overcome all obstacles facing them.

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