An official in the Iranian presidency said that Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi welcomed, on Sunday, an invitation he received from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to go to Riyadh to close the rapprochement between the two countries.
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Saudi King Salman, in a letter to the chief president, welcomed the agreement reached between the two brotherly countries, invited him to Riyadh, and called for strong economic and regional cooperation. Al-Raisi welcomed this invitation.Deputy Chief of Staff Mohammad Jamshidi said on Twitter.
sequel after announcement
On Sunday, Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, said the two countries had agreed to hold an upcoming meeting of their foreign ministers. He pointed it out “three places” was suggested “to hold this meeting”without specifying any.
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The announcement follows on March 10 by Tehran and Riyadh regarding their decision to restore diplomatic relations within two months after talks in China.
A break dating back to 2016
Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran severed relations in 2016 after protesters in the Islamic Republic attacked Saudi diplomatic missions following Riyadh’s execution of a famous Shiite cleric.
The agreement between the two rival powers in the Middle East provides for the mutual reopening of embassies, as well as the commitment of each to respect the sovereignty of the other and not to interfere in its affairs. “internal affairs”.
In support of Riyadh, other Gulf states including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain have also downgraded their diplomatic relations with Tehran.
In recent months, the UAE and Kuwait have resumed diplomatic relations with Iran.