Senior Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri met Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Thursday in a further sign the Iraqi government's ties with the Arab world are expanding.
Hariri, son of Lebanon's slain ex-prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, is the Sunni Muslim leader of Lebanon's majority parliamentary coalition.
He also heads a multi-billion dollar business empire, and his visit coincides with an Iraqi push for more foreign investment to help rebuild the country and provide jobs.
Last week Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited Baghdad, the first Turkish leader to do so since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.
Jordan's King Abdullah is also due to visit soon, a trip that would make him the first Arab leader to travel to Iraq since the invasion.
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