Prince Khalid bin Salman praises Iraq as one of the ‘strongest pillars of the Arab world’

 Saudi Arabia’s deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman praised Iraq as a “strong and resilient pillar of the Arab world” in a tweet posted on Saturday.

“We look forward to Iraq rising from the ashes to regain its status as one of the strong and resilient pillars of the Arab world, and for its people to live the life they deserve with peace and well-being,” he tweeted.

“The Kingdom stands with Iraq to support it in its journey towards progress, peace and brotherhood with its Arab neighbors, for the benefit of Iraq and its dear people.”

The prince’s comments came on the same day as the Kingdom announced it was refilling its ambassador to Iraq position, as well as Iraq reaching an agreement with Saudi companies to invest in the Okaz gas fields.