Iranian FM meets Saudi, Indian counterparts in Cape Town

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Saudi and Indian counterparts in separate meetings here on Friday, discussed bilateral relations.

Iranian Foreign Minister and his Saudi meeting is the second official meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries in the last three months and after the agreement between Tehran and Riyadh to resume political and diplomatic relations after seven years.

This meeting was held on Friday evening on the sidelines of the BRICS Foreign Ministerial Meeting of BRICS Friends Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Now, Tehran and Riyadh are in the stage of administrative and technical work to reopen their embassies and consulates in the opposite country, and it is expected that the embassies will officially start their activities in the coming weeks.

The first meeting between Amirabdollahian and Ben Farhan was hosted by Beijing.

Iranian FM meets Saudi, Indian counterparts in Cape Town

Amirabdollahian and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in a meeting here on Friday, discussed bilateral relations.

Amirabdollahian is visiting Cape Town at the invitation of his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor to participate in a ministerial meeting of the BRICS which kicked off on June 2.

BRICS is an acronym for regional economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari said earlier this week that Iran has been among the first in a group of 19 countries that have applied for membership in BRICS.

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