Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday paid an official visit to Qatar and held talks with Qatari leaders aimed at boosting ties between the two countries.
A statement by Abdul Mahdi’s office said that during the several-hour visit of the Iraqi prime minister to Qatar, the two sides signed two memorandums of understanding in the cultural, scientific and educational fields.
During his meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Abdul Mahdi asserted “Iraq’s keenness to build cooperative relations with Qatar in various fields, especially in the economy, construction, investment and services,” according to the statement.
For his part, the Qatari emir said that his country is ready to cooperate with Iraq in all fields, and to expand investment and work together to provide facilities for citizens and businessmen in both countries, the statement said.
It also said that a joint Iraqi-Qatari committee held an extensive meeting to discuss ways to enhance cooperation, as well as oil and electricity development.
On Wednesday afternoon, Abdul Mahdi paid a visit to Qatar to hold talks with Qatari leaders over regional developments and means to promote bilateral ties.