Saudi to open consulate in Iraq's Erbil

Riyadh announces plans to open consulate in Erbil, capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, according to Saudi ambassador in Baghdad

Saudi to open consulate in Iraq's Erbil

World Bulletin / News Desk

Saudi Arabia plans to open a consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad said Sunday.

Thamer al-Sabhan, who is currently in the region on a formal visit, said his country also planned to open an embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad.

"And it will also open a consulate in Erbil," al-Sabhan added in statements to the official website of northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government.

Last month, Riyadh announced plans to open an embassy in Baghdad following a 25-year hiatus.

In 1990, Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iraq and closed its Baghdad embassy following the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq’s then-president, Saddam Hussein.

Last Mod: 08 Şubat 2016, 09:05
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