Brazil to Re-Open Baghdad Embassy

Brazil is to re-open its embassy in Baghdad this month 21 years after it was closed, Agencia Brasil, the Brazilian official news agency, reported on Tuesday.

The country closed its embassy in Iraq in 1991 following the Iraq-Kuwait conflict, which put the diplomats in that country under risks. Even though for a long time there was no Brazilian ambassador in Iraq, the two countries did not cut diplomatic ties.

The new Brazilian ambassador to Iraq, Anuar Nahes, assumed his position in January and arrived in Iraq earlier in March. Nahes started to work in Brazil's Foreign Ministry in 1982.

(Source: China Radio International)

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