Saudi Arabia to reopen embassy in Iraq

Added On January 4, 2015

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to reopen the Saudi embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad -- the the first time after its closure during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that preparations are underway to reopen its embassy in Iraq.
A technical committee will head to Baghdad this week to coordinate with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in choosing and equipping the appropriate buildings.
An official source said that besides reopening its embassy, the kingdom also planned to set up a general consulate in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region.
The step was taken after Iraqi President Fuad Masoum visited Saudi Arabia in November 2014 for high-level talks, following years of tension between the two neighbors.
Saudi Arabia closed its Baghdad embassy in 1990 after the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein authorized an invasion of Kuwait.