Iraqi PM Arrives in Jeddah, Performs Umrah

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi performed Umrah, Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, on Monday said the Saudi Press Agency.

Earlier that day Abadi had arrived in Jeddah on a visit to the Kingdom. The Iraqi Prime Minister was received in an official ceremony where the national anthems of the two countries were played and he reviewed the guard of honor.

Upon his arrival at the Holy Mosque, PM Abadi was received by a number of officials, added SPA.

At King Abdulaziz International Airport, Abadi was received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Jeddah Governor Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, State Minister and national Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, and a number of officials received.

The official delegation accompanying the Iraqi Prime Minister included Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Abdul Karim Al-Jaafari, Interior Minister Qassem Mohammad Al-A’araji, Planning Minister Dr. Salman Al-Jumaili, Acting Minister of Industry Engineer Mohammed Al-Sudani, Minister of Agriculture Engineer Falah Al-Zaidan, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq, and Chief of National Intelligence Service Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

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