The first stop will be in Algeria, where the topics on the agenda of the meetings are energy and the mineral mining industry. Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih begins a tour today, October 18, 2017, which will take him to four oil producing countries. On October 21, Al Falih will visit Iraq, where he will hold talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masum. His next stops will be in Malaysia and Kazakhstan. The news was reported by the newspaper "Okaz". In August 2017, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al Luaibi visited Saudi Arabia to discuss the latest developments on the oil market. Recent reports have also indicated that two Chinese companies are interested in buying 5 percent of Saudi Aramco.