Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will visit Iraq in April in the first official visit to the country by a Saudi official since 1989.
During his visit, Prince Mohammed will help inaugurate the new Saudi embassy in Baghdad, a Saudi consulate in Najaf and a new border crossing between the two countries at Arar.
It is the latest round of diplomacy from the Crown Prince, who is seeking to build international relations following his anti-corruption purge late last year. He will be leading a high-level delegation to the oil-rich country consisting of ministers, government officials and businessmen.
Sky Press Agency quoted a Saudi source as saying that “the in the economic and investment fields”.
The visit comes at an invitation from Iraqi premier Haider Al Abadi, who is seeking re-election in the May 12 national poll. He is the head of Dawa, which is billed as a cross-sectarian political party.
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