Iran, Saudi FMs discuss bilateral ties on phone

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, in a phone talk on Sunday night reviewed the latest status of bilateral agreements.

The two countries' top diplomats also talked about holding a joint meeting in the month of Ramadan.

The constructive process of restoration of full bilateral ties and diplomatic relations was the main topic of talks between the two foreign ministers.

Earlier on March 23, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan held a phone call with his Iranian counterparts during which they agreed to hold a meeting soon to prepare for the reopening of embassies.

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat praised the achievements of the diplomatic agreement with Iran in Beijing and assured Hossein Amir-Abdullahian about the reopening of the embassies of the two countries.

After several days of intensive negotiations hosted by China, Iran and Saudi Arabia finally clinched a deal on Friday to restore diplomatic relations and re-open embassies and missions within two months.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after Iranian protesters, enraged by the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by the Saudi government, stormed its embassy in Tehran.

The two sides had held five rounds of negotiations in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad since April 2021.


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