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Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad yesterday. QNA

Doha- Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a letter to Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi inviting him to visit Doha. The letter was delivered by Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during a meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister in Baghdad on Monday.

The foreign minister conveyed greetings of the Emir to the Iraqi prime minister.

For his part, Abadi entrusted the foreign minister to convey his greetings to the Emir, wishing him good health and happiness and wishing the Qatari people progress, development, and prosperity.

Abadi expressed gratitude and appreciation for the kind invitation and promised to accept it in the coming period.

The two sides also discussed relations between the brotherly countries and means of enhancing them in various fields.

They stressed willingness to remove all what would disturb relations between them and to look forward to the future, not to think of the past and to open a new page.

The Iraqi PM also expressed appreciation for Qatar’s decision to reopen its embassy in Baghdad soon.

For his part, the Qatari foreign minister said that his visit to Baghdad “reflects close and well-established brotherly Qatari-Iraqi relations.”

He expressed Qatar’s gratitude to Abadi for the efforts exerted by the Iraqi government in the final stages of releasing the Qatari nationals and their associates and securing their release until they reached Baghdad airport and returned safely to Qatar.

Qatari FM reiterated Qatar’s support for Iraq in all its actions to maintain territorial and people unity in Iraq, to achieve full control over the country, and to eliminate terrorist groups and armed militias.