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Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Meets Iraq’s Moqtada al-Sadr - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Jeddah – Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Salman received on Sunday head of the Iraqi Sadr Movement Moqtada al-Sadr, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The two officials, who met in Jeddah, discussed Saudi-Iraqi ties and several issues of common interest.

The meeting marked the first time the Iraqi official had visited Saudi Arabia in 11 years.

Sadr arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday after receiving an official invitation to visit the Kingdom.

A statement issued by his office voiced optimism over Saudi-Iraqi ties, hoping that the visit will ease sectarian tensions in the Arab Islamic world.

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