Saudi Arabia reopens its embassy in Iraq after 25 years

c4d69c92-7e91-4270-b954-0743c124696bSaudi Arabia has reopened its embassy in Iraq, a quarter of a century after Riyadh broke off diplomatic relations with Baghdad following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

“The staff of the Saudi embassy arrived today in Baghdad. They were met at the airport by Foreign Ministry officials. The staff consists of 35 people, led by the ambassador’s deputy,” an unnamed Iraqi Foreign Ministry official told AFP on Tuesday.

The official further said that the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad was due to arrive by Thursday and would attend an official opening ceremony.

Reports say that a Saudi consulate is expected to open later in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government. Read More

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