A senior source reveals about the arrival of 35 Saudi diplomat to Baghdad are expected to attend the ambassador within 48 hours

2015-12-15 22:18:11 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

A senior source revealed on Tuesday that 35 high-ranking Saudi diplomat arrived in Baghdad, with the expected arrival of the new Saudi ambassador to Iraq during the next 48 hours.

The source said in an interview with the (long-Presse), "The 35 high-ranking Saudi diplomat arrived, today, to Baghdad in preparation for the opening of new Saudi embassy in Iraq, which delayed the opening date twice previously."

The source, who asked not to be named, said "it is expected the arrival of the new Saudi ambassador to Iraq during the next 48 hours."

The Saudi authorities announced, (in the second of June 2015), announced the appointment of Thamer bin Sabhan Sabhan, as the first resident ambassador to Iraq since 1991, after negotiations that lasted for months between the two countries since the formation of the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, the current government, in September 2014 past.

The Saudi authorities appointed in February of 2012, non-resident ambassador in Iraq ahead of the Arab summit in Baghdad in the same year, but it fell on its decision later, because of differences with the then Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

The foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, revealed in (the third of May 2015) on the nomination of the Saudi ambassador in Iraq, and while he wished a positive response, counting that the opening of the embassy is a reflection of the strategic relationship between the two countries.

It was al-Jaafari, confirmed, in (23 March 2015), the seriousness of the Saudi government in re-opening its embassy in Baghdad again after more than two decades on the closed following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, as pointed out that Riyadh now holds create place its embassy to directly work through the next term.

He called on the Iraqi prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, in the (third from last December 2014), to the development of relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia "to accelerate the defeat of the" organization (Daash).

The Iraqi-Saudi relations case of "apathy and deadlock" over the era of the rule of former Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, as Riyadh accused in more than one occasion the Iraqi government and its president, the practice of "sectarian approach" in power, while under Maliki and some affiliated with the National Alliance Shiite leaders Riyadh accuses of being behind the violence in Iraq, and stressed that the presence of Saudi militants in Iraq demonstrates this, but that relationship tended to detente after the arrival of al-Abadi to power, and its emphasis on more than one occasion on his quest to rebuild bridges of communication again with all countries of the world especially the neighboring, where he visited the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Kingdom before visiting President of the Republic, Fuad Masum her.