Saudi and Iranian representatives gathered, Iran received royal invitation to visit to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN – On his official visit to Iran, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan met Iran President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday at the Presidential Palace.

During the meeting, Prince Faisal gave the Iranian president an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia from King Salman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The two sides also discussed ways to improve and advance their bilateral ties in a number of areas in order to advance the prospects of the populations of the two nations.

The developments on the national and international stages, as well as the efforts made in this regard, were also discussed by Prince Faisal and Raisi. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Crown Prince, and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman also sent their best wishes for continued progress and prosperity for the Iranian government and people to the Iranian president through the foreign minister.

The return of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which was announced in March through a deal mediated by China, was announced with Prince Faisal’s arrival in Tehran on Saturday. This was the first official visit by a Saudi official to Iran in many years. Prince Faisal met with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian upon his arrival in Tehran and had a meeting with him.

The Saudi Monarch and the Crown Prince received Raisi’s greetings and appreciation, as well as his best wishes for the government and people of Saudi Arabia for increased prosperity and well-being.

In addition to deciding to move more quickly to repair their relationship, the two sides also discussed creating a joint economic, political, and border committee, they said in a joint press conference. Prince Faisal announced that the Saudi embassy in Tehran will open soon after the reopening of the Iranian embassies in Riyadh and Jeddah, as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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