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Former Saudi Baghdad ambassador named Arab Gulf Affairs minister

Saudi Arabia has appointed its former ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Al-Sabhan as Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs, according to a Royal order

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Saudi Arabia has appointed its former ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Al-Sabhan as Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs, according to a Royal order announced Sunday.

Friday, Al-Sabhan has said through his Twitter account, that Abdulaziz Al-Shammari will be the charge d’affaires to the Saudi embassy in Baghdad.

Al-Shabhan was first appointed in April 2015 to be the first Saudi diplomat to Baghdad since bilateral relations were severed in the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1991.