RIYADH — International Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has affirmed Saudi Arabia’s want to strengthen bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and his nation’s keenness to debate methods to activate agreements between the 2 nations.
Addressing a joint press convention along with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Riyadh on Thursday, Prince Faisal stated the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran marked a pivotal second for regional safety.
Amir-Abdollahian’s go to to Riyadh follows the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran, brokered by China in March, after seven years of no formal ties.
“Throughout the framework of the implementation of the settlement, the missions of each nations have resumed their work, and so have the ambassadors-designate,” Prince Faisal stated.
Prince Faisal stated that the Kingdom is eager to activate safety and financial agreements that had been inked with Iran. He additionally conveyed Saudi Arabia’s gratitude to Iran for its assist of the Kingdom’s bid to host World Expo 2030.
For his half, Amir-Abdollahian described the discussions in Riyadh as “fruitful.”
He stated that the Islamic Republic values the position Saudi Arabia performs within the area, including that the 2 nations can work collectively to resolve lingering regional points.
Amir-Abdollahian stated that relations with Saudi Arabia had been shifting in the fitting route and careworn that his nation was decided to strengthen relations with the Kingdom.
He added that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will go to Saudi Arabia “quickly.”
Prince Faisal had made a landmark go to to Tehran in June, the place he met with Amir-Abdollahian and President Ebrahim Raisi.
Below the deal signed in March, Riyadh and Tehran agreed to reopen embassies and consulates in one another’s territories and implement safety and financial cooperation agreements that had been signed over 20 years in the past.
Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran in 2016 following an assault on its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad. — Companies