The Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers have planned to meet before the end of Ramadan to implement a historic bilateral reconciliation agreement, Riyadh announced on Monday.
Saudi Prince Faisal bin Farhane and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, had a telephone conversation for the second time in less than a week.
They discussed "their common issues (...) in the light" of the surprise agreement brokered by China and announced on March 10, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
The two ministers also agreed to hold a bilateral meeting during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which will end the third week of April, the agency said, without specifying either the date or the place of this meeting. encounter.
Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran severed ties in 2016 after protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic following Riyadh's execution of a famous Shiite cleric.
The ongoing rapprochement should allow Iran and Saudi Arabia to reopen their embassies within two months, and to implement economic and security cooperation agreements signed more than twenty years ago.
On March 19, an Iranian official reported that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had accepted an invitation from King Salman to visit Saudi Arabia.
However, Ryad did not confirm this information.
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On the same day, Mr. Amir-Abdollahian told the press that the two countries had agreed to hold a meeting between their highest diplomats and that three places had been proposed, without specifying which ones.
Saudi Arabia, a close partner of the United States, and Iran, at loggerheads with Washington, are the two heavyweights of the Gulf and exert influence throughout the Middle East.