Saudi king vows to build football stadium in Iraq


 

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 03:09 p

العاهل السعودى يتعهد بتشييد استاد لكرة القدم فى العراق
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Reuters

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi said on Monday that he had received a phone call from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in which he pledged to build a football stadium in Iraq after a friendly match between the two teams in Basra last week.

“Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi received a telephone call from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Monday and during the meeting he discussed boosting cooperation between the two countries and congratulating the success of the friendly match between the two countries,” the Information Office said on its Facebook page.

“King Salman stressed the importance of strengthening relations and spirit of brotherhood between the two countries and the Kingdom’s support for the efforts of Iraq’s reconstruction and unity.

“The King of Saudi Arabia expressed his pleasure at the success of the friendly match between the two countries, noting that it is appropriate to give a stadium to Iraq and renew cooperation and work between the two countries.” Iraq won 4-1 to Saudi Arabia friendly in Basra in a game witnessed a large public presence last Wednesday, General of Sports in Saudi Arabia Turki Al-Sheikh to lift the sports ban on Iraqi stadiums.

“In his turn, Dr. Haider al-Abbadi thanked the generous initiative, stressing the work with the Kingdom to promote cooperation between the two countries, noting that the friendly match witnessed a great public interaction, which is a healthy and positive situation.”

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