05 Sep Ambassador from Iran to visit Riyadh
Ending a seven-year diplomatic rift, the ambassador from Iran is expected to arrive in Riyadh in the coming days.
In June of this year, the Iranian embassy was re-opened in Saudi Arabia, following its closure seven years ago.
Iran’s new envoy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alireza Enayati, met Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Saturday, presenting to him final reports before his visit to Riyadh.
The diplomatic efforts follow the signing of a diplomatic agreement in Beijing in March. The deal was brokered by China and featured five rounds of mediation, with assistance from delegates from Oman, before an outcome acceptable for both parties was reached.
Delegates from both countries have since been visiting each other, preparing for the opening of embassies and consulates.
With the revival of diplomatic relationships, a number of trade and security opportunities will open up within the marketplace, within both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran itself.
In an interview with a local newspaper, Alireza Enayati expressed confidence in the partnership, stating that bilateral relations are progressing at a steady pace.
“We are serious, and we feel that Saudi Arabia is also serious in developing ties and deepening relations,” Enayati said.