Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saudi FM Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq after Years

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Baghdad for talks on Saturday, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom since 2003.

The Saudi FM met his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a foreign ministry official told AFP.

Another government official said it was the first visit to Baghdad by a Saudi foreign minister since 2003, marking a key step in efforts to mend frosty bilateral relations.

“This visit is to reestablish relations in a more stable way than previously,” a senior government official said. “It’s the first visit of its kind.”

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