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Interior Minister praises successful meeting of Iraq’s neighboring countries

The Interior Ministers of Iraq’s neighboring countries met for talks in Kuwait City yesterday. The Saudi delegation was led by Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

In a press conference after the meeting, Prince Nayef praised its success, describing it as the “best meeting we have ever held.” He noted that the ministers reaffirmed their support for Iraq based on the preservation of Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and Arab identity. They also agreed to help Iraqi security as much as possible and crack down on any anti-Iraq activities in their respective countries.

Commenting on Saudi detainees in Iraq, Prince Nayef said that the Kingdom would like to extradite them, and that Saudi and Iraqi officials have agreed to meet and discuss the matter.

Prince Nayef also met with Iranian Interior Minister Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi on the sidelines of the conference in Kuwait. The two ministers discussed security cooperation, particularly in the area of counterterrorism. Prince Nayef added that a Saudi-Iranian working team would soon convene to discuss counterterrorism cooperation.