Monday 19 June
A senior member of the foreign relations committee, Abbas al-Bayati, said on Monday that the visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran had a clear address, namely economic cooperation and emphasis on the development of diplomatic and political relations and the fight against terrorism, pointing out that five ministers accompanied Abadi, including Qassim al-Araji and Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
“The visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iran came to give a clear and clear message that Iraq wants to build balanced and stable relations, respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs and cooperation in combating terrorism, economic integration and trade exchange to serve the peoples of the region, “Iraq will emerge victorious from a fierce war that was on behalf of all the countries of the region against terrorism and calling for a barrier to be extended to those countries, so he will call the neighboring countries to participate in the reconstruction of liberated areas of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure.”
Al-Bayati added that “Iraq wants to assure all that it is at one distance between all neighboring countries and the relationship is based on common interests rather than alignments and axes.” He pointed out that “the delegation accompanying Abadi is a high-level delegation comprising the ministers of interior and foreign affairs, Heads of independent bodies “.
“The visit came after all the parties touched on the moderate speech of Abadi and the adoption of a method of moderation in dealing with events and crises in the region,” al-Bayati said.
On June 16, 2017, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, adding that Riyadh was looking forward to restoring relations with Baghdad to the best of conditions.