Today, Friday, the Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdel Karim Mostafa, proposed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to facilitate the movement of travelers and to cancel entry fees to encourage mutual tourism between the two countries.
A statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated, "The Senior Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa, met with the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs, Ambassador Adel Mardad in Riyadh on the sidelines of the third session of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council."
He added that "the two sides discussed the developments witnessed by the relations between the two brotherly countries, especially in the recent times that witnessed the signing of a number of protocols between the two countries in various fields." He pointed out that "Iraq is its natural, geographical, tribal and family extension related to its environment and the Arab environment, and this link deepens with The Kingdom, with its specificity and moral status in the Islamic and Arab worlds, and in the Arab Gulf region. "
He pointed out that "Mustafa presented a number of proposals to develop relations between the two countries, including facilitating the movement of travelers, abolishing entry fees to encourage mutual tourism between the two countries, and benefiting from the successful Saudi experiences in several areas that Iraq needs to develop its capabilities."
For his part, "the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Adel Merdad, expressed his great happiness, appreciation and gratitude for the positive vision reviewed by the older Undersecretary Abdel Karim Hashem."