Walid Al-Muallim will attend a conference of all of Iraq’s neighbours next Thursday to discuss the deteriorating situation in the country.
It’s a sign that relations are warming between the countries, and certainly wont be happening without a nod from the US.
And of course Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki fled Iraq in the 1980s and lived in Syria. He ran the Dawa party from Damascus for 20 years before returning to Baghdad shortly after the American invasion. Most other Iraqi politicians lived in the US over that period. (Thanks George)
So does this mark the start of a shorter road from Damascus to Baghdad?