Wed, 29 Nov 2023

OTTAWA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Canada and Saudi Arabia have decided to restore diplomatic relations and appoint new ambassadors, Global Affairs Canada, which manages the country's diplomatic and consular relations, said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Canada has appointed a new ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jean-Philippe Linteau," said the statement, saying the move was based on mutual respect and common interests.

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry made a similar announcement Wednesday.

In 2018, Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador after a diplomatic dispute.

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