Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi arrived in the UAE capital on Sunday as part of an official visit to the country, according to state-run WAM news agency.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed received the Iraqi prime minister and his accompanying delegation at the presidential airport in the emirate.
#MohamedbinZayed: It was a pleasure to welcome our brother Mustafa Al-Khadimi, Prime Minister of #Iraq to the #UAE where he is amongst family. I look forward to our fruitful discussions regarding the prosperity and development of our brotherly nations#WamNews pic.twitter.com/sHElVRHEwO— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) April 4, 2021
The prime minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Iraqi national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the guest.
Al-Kadhimi’s visit to the UAE comes after his trip to Saudi Arabia last week, during which Riyadh said it would increase investments in Iraq by five-fold to $2.67 billion.
Ahead of his Abu Dhabi arrival, the Iraqi Airways announced plans to start direct flights to the UAE capital on May 1, the state-owned Iraqi News Agency cited the company as saying.
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