Jordan's King Abdullah II has named a new ambassador to Iraq.
The official Petra news agency says ambassador Nayef al-Zaidan was sworn in at a brief ceremony Monday at the royal palace, attended by the king and his top aides.
Government officials say al-Zaidan will take up his post soon.
Earlier in June, Abdullah promised visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that he would soon send an envoy to Baghdad. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain also promised to reopen their embassies in Baghdad.
The Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad is run by a charge d'affaires and Amman hasn't sent an ambassador because of security concerns. Al-Zaidan has served as Jordan's consul general in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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