No written invitation has so far been received from Saudi Arabia for a visit to Riyadh by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday.

Speaking to IRNA, the diplomat said Tehran has yet received no written invitation from Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal for his Iranian counterpartˈs visit to Riyadh, but the visit is on Iranˈs agenda.


Referring to the significant status of Iran and Saudi Arabia in the region, Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran welcomes holding talks with Riyadh to resolve regional problems, remove misunderstandings and promote bilateral relations.


On Tuesday, the Saudi foreign minister told reporters that Riyadh had invited Iranˈs foreign minister to visit the kingdom.


ˈWe sent an invitation to the foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia,ˈ Prince Saud al-Faisal said.

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