Iranian, Saudi Foreign Ministers Meet in Beijing, Emphasize Following up Implementation of Agreement between them
2023-04-07 - 2:56 am
Bahrain Mirror: Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Fahran stressed "the importance of activating and pursuing the implementation of the Beijing Agreement, thus enhancing mutual trust and expanding cooperation, and contributing to realizing security, stability and prosperity in the region," according to a statement issued after their meeting in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
The two sides affirmed their keenness to explore ways of boosting bilateral relations and activating the security cooperation agreement between the two countries, signed on April 17, 2001, as well as the general agreement on cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, technology, science, culture, sports and youth, signed on May 27, 1998.
The two countries agreed to reopen their diplomatic missions within the agreed period, proceed with the necessary measures to open the embassies of the two countries in Riyadh and Tehran, and their consulates general in Jeddah and Mashhad, and continue coordination between the two sides' technical teams to explore ways of boosting cooperation, including resuming flights, carrying out reciprocal visits of official delegations and the private sector, and facilitating the issuance of visas for nationals of the two countries, including for performing Umrah.
Both sides agreed to boost cooperation in order to support stability and security in the region, to mutual
The two ministers invited each other to mutual visits for bilateral meetings in Riyadh and Tehran.
Saudi Arabia and Iran reached an agreement, under the auspices of China, to resume their diplomatic relations which have been severed for 7 years. The two countries and China announced in a tripartite statement in Beijing on March 10, 2023, that the agreement would be implemented within 60 days.