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Iraq and Saudi Relations Warm with 13 New Agreements

Agreements strengthen political and economic ties between the two countries

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed 13 new agreements following a the visit of Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the Saudi capital Riyadh to meet Saudi King Salman.

The agreements see the two countries continue to further develop their political and economic relations which have been warming since 2015 when Saudi Arabia re-opened its embassy in Baghdad.

Relations between the two countries were severed following Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, but almost 30 years on the two countries are cooperating to find common ground and increase the security and stability of the region.

Iraq is working on a number of joint projects with the Kingdom, including the opening of a joint border crossing at Arar and the $1 billion Saudi investment for a Sports City in Baghdad.

Source: The National

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