The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi held in Mecca negotiating with the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz. The meeting discussed issues of bilateral relations and regional issues.
The Prime Minister said that Iraq seeks to remain aloof from the diplomatic conflict. Recall that al-Abadi postponed the visit to the Kingdom, so it does not look like a show of support in the conflict with Qatar.
He also stressed that Baghdad and Riyadh’s shared objective – defeat of the «Islamic state». The Prime Minister, who belongs to the Shiite branch of Islam, assured the king that in Iraq there is no discrimination on religious lines.
King Salman said that Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate with Iraq in all fields, but especially in the fight against terror and collective security.
In the program tour of Iraqi politics –the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait. Shiite Iran is the main regional opponent Saudi Arabia, Kuwait acted as a mediator in the Qatari crisis.