Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates discussed the importance of broadening their countries’ ties in various areas during a phone conversation on Saturday.
During the phone conversation today, Abdollahian and Sheikh Abdullah explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation in various areas.
The two sides, meantime, reviewed regional and international developments.They emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors.
Amir Abdollahian said that there is no limit to developing comprehensive relationships between two nations.
Regarding the new conditions in the region, Sheikh Abdullah hailed that in recent weeks, the region has witnessed the strengthening of cooperation, including the good relations between Tehran and Riyadh and the new conditions in Syria.
Iran and Saudi Arabia announced on March 10 a Chinese-brokered deal to restore ties seven years after they were severed. In a joint statement after signing the agreement, Tehran and Riyadh highlighted the need to respect each others’ national sovereignty and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of one another.
Back in early April, Amir Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud met in China in the first formal meeting of the two countries’ top diplomats in seven years.
They issued a joint statement following the long-awaited meeting, voicing their readiness to reopen embassies and work toward establishing security and stability in West Asia.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana’ani said that President Ebrahim Rayeesi has invited Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for an official visit.
President Rayeesi has extended an invitation to King Salman to visit Tehran, the spokesperson told reporters, noting that the Iranian president has offered to reciprocally host the Saudi king after receiving an invitation to visit Riyadh.
He stated that Tehran and Riyadh are pushing to implement their agreements on re-opening of embassies and that the missions will begin operation no later than May 9.