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Saudi Arabia Opens Consulate in Baghdad

Saudi Arabia Opens Consulate in Baghdad

Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 12:00
The opening of the Saudi consulate in Baghdad. SPA

The Saudi consulate in Baghdad opened on Thursday in the presence of the heads of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah al-Qasabi and Iraqi Deputy Premier for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil Thamir al-Ghadhban.

On the occasion, the Saudi flag was raised on the consulate building.

Senior Iraqi officials and members of the Coordination Council attended the ceremony.

Earlier, Qasabi said during a joint press conference with Ghadhban that efforts are being exerted to open three more consulates in Iraqi cities.

He added that there are “13 agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between the Saudi and Iraqi sides in all fields, which are in their final stages, and that will have a significant impact on raising the level of cooperation between the two countries.”

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