Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi begins on Wednesday an official two-day visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of HM King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by a high-level delegation of senior ministers, officials and Iraqi business leaders.
The Prime Minister will hold talks with Saudi leaders and senior officials on regional developments, sign several strategic agreements to boost bilateral cooperation and meet Saudi business leaders and investors.
The Prime Minister told a press conference in Baghdad on the eve of his departure for the Saudi capital Riyadh that Iraqi-Saudi relations were entering a new era of close cooperation.
During the visit, the Political, Security and Military Committees of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council will meet under the chairmanship of the Iraqi and Saudi foreign ministers to further strengthen security cooperation between the two countries which is vital for the stability and prosperity of the region.
The Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council was established to elevate the historic ties between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, strengthen political, security, economic cooperation between them, and to facilitate investment and boost trade.