Baghdad, 18 November 2020 (dpa/MIA) – Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reopened a border crossing after a three-decade closure as the countries rekindle their diplomatic relationship.
The Arar border crossing was shut in 1990 after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
The facility was reopened on Wednesday in the presence of Iraqi and Saudi Arabian officials, Iraq’s state news agency INA reported.
Iraqi Interior Minister Othman al-Ghaneimi attended the opening ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the report said.
In recent years, ties have improved between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Senior officials from both countries have exchanged visits.