Saudi Arabia reopens Baghdad embassy

The embassy re-opened after a 25-year hiatus. (Al Arabiya)

After a 25-year hiatus Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad on Friday, giving way to more cooperation between the two countries on tackling terrorism, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The embassy was shut down in 1990 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Its reopening will allow the two countries to cooperate on security and the fight against extremism, the new Saudi ambassador to Iraq, Thamer al-Sabhan, told Al Arabiya.

A thaw in the once chilly relations between Saudi Arabia and Iraq could help strengthen a regional alliance against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who have seized territory in Iraq and Syria.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49