High-level visit from Iran to Saudi Arabia to take place after 7 years

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The first diplomatic visit between Iran and Saudi Arabia will take place after 7 years. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries as well as regional and global issues.

High-level visit from Iran to Saudi Arabia to take place after 7 years

The first diplomatic visit between Iran and Saudi Arabia in seven years will take place in the coming days. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss and develop bilateral relations, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

According to IRNA, Abdollahian left Tehran for Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh with a high-level delegation.

Iranian Foreign Minister Abdollahian, who is visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time after the restoration of relations between Tehran and Riyadh after 7 years, is expected to meet with senior Saudi officials, including his counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, during his one-day visit.

REGIONAL, GLOBAL ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED

During his visit, Abdollahian will discuss bilateral relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as regional and global issues. Simultaneously with the visit, Alireza Enayati, who was appointed as Iran's Ambassador to Riyadh, will officially start his duty in Saudi Arabia.

Relations between the two countries were severed after the execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia on "terrorism" charges on January 2, 2016, including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

Tehran and Saudi Arabia agreed on March 10 to normalize relations after a seven-year hiatus and agreed to reopen their embassies, resume flights between the two countries and facilitate visas.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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