Iraq and Saudi Arabia sign new security MoU

Iraq and Saudi Arabia sign new security MoU

Officials from the ministries of the interior for both Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) – the first in 40 years.

The MoU is the first of its kind between the two countries since 1983. According to Iraqi state news reports it covers “all forms of security cooperation, exchange of point of views, and undertaking joint security activities.”

Iraq Minister of Interior Abdul Amir Al-Shammari was received by his counterpart of the Gulf country, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Sunday 19th February.

Discussions included enhancing cooperation between the Iraq and the Saudi Arabia ministries in matters that relate to security issues.

We recently reported on the MoU that was signed at the Riyadh LEAP conference between Advanced Electronics Company – a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Military Industries (SAMI) – and Intelligent Security Systems Corporation – ISS to jointly develop business in the security and video analytics sectors.