Iraqi president to visit Kingdom today
Iraqi President Fuad Masum is to visit the Kingdom on Tuesday for the highest-level talks between the two neighbors in years, as relations thaw, the SPA announced on Monday.
Saudi-Iraqi relations began to improve after Masum’s nomination of Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in August to replace the controversial leader Nuri Al-Maliki.
King Abdullah sent messages of congratulations to both men saying that he hoped the nomination would help “re-establish cohesion among Iraq’s people and preserve the unity and stability of Iraq.”
Saudi Arabia shares a border of more than 800 km with Iraq.