Saudi diplomats arrive in Iran to discuss the reopening of diplomatic missions


Tehran – The Saudi foreign ministry announced on Saturday that Saudi officials have arrived in Iran to discuss the process for restoring Riyadh’s embassies in Tehran and Mashhad.

In March, after China engineered a deal to repair relations between the two nations, Iran and Saudi Arabia decided to end their diplomatic dispute and reopen their diplomatic missions.

The agreement, which witnessed the restoration of ties after Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran in 2016, was mediated by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

According to the Saudi foreign ministry, which was cited by Saudi Press Agency, the visit on Saturday was a part of “implementing the tripartite agreement” reached between the two countries on March 10.

According to a joint statement, “the two sides stressed the importance of following up on the Beijing Agreement’s implementation and activation in a way that expands mutual trust and the fields of cooperation and helps create security, stability, and prosperity in the region.”

Prince Faisal bin Farhan of Saudi Arabia and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian of Iran made a commitment to bringing security and stability to the unstable Gulf area during their meeting on Thursday in Beijing.

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