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Iraqi PM concludes visit to Saudi Arabia

KUN0033 4 GEN 0153 FRANCE /AFP -CBO8 POL-SAUDI-IRAQ-MALIKI Iraqi PM concludes visit to Saudi Arabia RIYADH, July 3 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Premier, nouri Al-Maliki and the accompanying delegation concluded Monday an official three-day visit to Saudi Arabia. Al-Maliki held during his visit to Jeddah wide-scale talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince and Defense Minister Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz that covered recent developments in Iraq. The Iraqi Premier also held meetings with several Saudi businessmen that focused on the investment opportunities in Iraq and the preparations to re-open Ara'ar crossing, which would boost the trade exchange between the two countries. Al-Maliki's visit is part of a Gulf tour that will include stops in Kuwait and the UAE and aims at briefing GCC leaders of the latest developments in Iraq and to preview the Iraqi National Reconciliation plan.(end) ad.si KUNA 031245 Jul 06NNNN