Iraq reopens Arar border crossing with Saudi Arabia after 30 years

06:47 PM | 18 Nov, 2020
Iraq reopens Arar border crossing with Saudi Arabia after 30 years
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BAGHDAD – Iraq and Saudi Arabia has reopened the Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure, Baghdad's border commission said on Wednesday.

Top officials including Iraq's interior minister and the head of its border commission travelled from Baghdad to formally open Arar, where a line of cargo trucks had been waiting since the morning, the Aljazeera reported.

The border crossing will now be open to both goods and people.

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Arar had remained closed since 1990 after the two countries severed ties following former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.