Iran-Saudi relations growing on right track: Amirabdollahian

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stated that the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, two important countries in West Asia and the entire world, are progressing on the right track.

During a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan, Amirabdollahian said that both Tehran and Riyadh are determined to improve their bilateral relations in all areas.

Amirabdollahian noted that both sides share the view that existing agreements on economic, trade, and security issues must be implemented.

He also mentioned that he and his Saudi counterpart discussed regional dialogue on a wide range of issues, including cooperation on environmental issues and rescue and relief operations.

In line with President Ebrahim Raisi’s policy of reaching out to neighboring countries, Amirabdollahian said that Iran is working to improve relations with its neighbors, including Saudi Arabia.

The foreign minister also discussed Muslim World issues with Bin Farhan, emphasizing that the issue of Palestine and the occupied holy city of al-Quds is a top priority for the Muslim World.

Amirabdollahian also mentioned that President Raisi has accepted an invitation from the Saudi King to visit Riyadh and that the visit will take place at an appropriate time.

He added that today’s talks will pave the way for a meeting between the heads of state. 

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