Jan 3, 2015

Video: Saudi Delegation to Head to Iraq for Talks on Reopening Embassy

A Saudi delegation will travel to Baghdad this week to start preparations to reopen an embassy in Iraq.

Saudi Arabia also plans to set up a general consulate in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil. Iraqi President Fuad Masum visited Riyadh late last year, raising hopes of a tentative thaw in long-chilly relations between the Arab neighbours.

Saudi Arabia closed its Baghdad embassy in 1990 following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.