*Amir holds talks with Iraqi prime minister
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi held official talks at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
They reviewed bilateral relations and the means to enhance them, particularly in economy, commerce, energy, culture, education, and scientific research.
The two sides also discussed the latest regional and international developments, particularly the developments in the region.
Following the session, the Amir and the prime minister witnessed the signing of the second executive programme for a memorandum of understanding for cultural and scientific co-operation between the governments of Qatar and Iraq in higher education and scientific research for the academic years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.
They also witnessed the signing of the third executive programme for a memorandum of understanding for cultural and scientific co-operation between the two governments in education for academic years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.
The talks and the signing ceremony were attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, in addition to a number of ministers.
On the Iraqi side, the talks were attended by members of the official delegation accompanying the prime minister.
His Highness the Amir hosted an Iftar banquet in honour of the Iraqi prime minister and the accompanying delegation.
The banquet was attended by HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and a number of ministers.
Earlier upon his arrival at the Amiri Diwan, Mahdi was accorded an official reception.
The Iraqi prime minister left Doha yesterday evening, after his official visit to Qatar.
He was seen off at Hamad International Airport by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's ambassador to Iraq Khalid bin Hamad al-Sulaiti and Iraqi ambassador to Qatar Omar Ahmed al-Barazanchi.
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