Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to start direct flights between the two countries and provide visa facility to citizens.
According to Arab News, a joint statement was issued by the two countries on Thursday in Beijing, the capital of China.
The joint statement was issued after the meeting of foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan and Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdul-Hyan met at a dinner given by the Chinese Foreign Minister, after which they issued a joint statement.
Along with the resumption of flights, the agreement details the opening of both countries’ embassies in Tehran and Riyadh, as well as consulates in Mashhad and Jeddah.
The two countries also agreed to restore diplomatic ties, which will begin with visits by officials and private delegations.
The statement stressed the activation of the Beijing Agreement to expand the scope of mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries to ensure stability and security in the region.
The agreement to restore relations was signed by Saudi National Security Adviser Masaed Bin Mohammad Al-Ubayan and Iran’s top security official Ali Shamkhani.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan appreciated China’s efforts to restore relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Foreign Minister and his Iranian counterpart discussed ways to achieve common interests and establish peace in the region and the world.
After the meeting in Beijing, the Saudi Foreign Minister invited his Iranian counterpart to visit Riyadh again to hold a bilateral meeting in Riyadh.
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