The Iraqi-Saudi Ministerial Coordination Council held a meeting on Tuesday in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to discuss the latest measures on cooperation in many economic, investment, cultural and other sectors.
“The meeting witnessed a review of the ministerial committees on recent developments in the coordination process in the areas of trade, economy, agriculture, water resources, health, culture, transport, youth, sports and education,” the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said in a statement.
“It was agreed with the Red Crescent about the $ 20 million grant from Saudi Arabia to the relief organizations, with the aim of supervising its distribution among local relief organizations,” the council’s secretary-general Mahdi al-Alak said in a statement.
He added that “there are 16 memoranda of understanding operated by the Iraqi government with the Saudi side,” pointing out that “has been signed four of them by the parties so far.”
“The other memos will be completed soon,” he said.
The Minister of Planning and Chairman of the Coordination Council Salman Jumaili said in the statement to “the need to coordinate the official visits of the ministerial committees through the secretariat of the Council in the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers.”
The office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on October 22, 2017 that Iraq and Saudi Arabia had formally signed the establishment of the Coordinating Council.