According to Iran’s Public News Agency Mehr, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, officials of the two countries met in New York. According to the news, foreign ministers and officials of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan and France met.
There is a lot of tension in the region between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed the hope of building confidence in his kingdom’s direct talks with Iran. The two bitter regional rivals are now taking small steps towards talks after several years of tension. are picking up.
His pre-recorded speech was broadcast at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday. He said Iran is a neighbor of Saudi Arabia and his kingdom hopes both countries can reach an outcome that will pave the way for achieving regional aspirations. He, however, cautioned that relations between them can only be sustained by respecting national sovereignty and stopping aid to sectarian rebels.
Officials of both countries met in New York
According to Iran’s Public News Agency Mehr, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, officials of the two countries met in New York. According to the news, foreign ministers and officials of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan and France met. The policy heads of the European Union also attended. The meeting was chaired by the Foreign Minister of Iraq.
Mehr quoted Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian as saying that the Iranian government’s priority is to “strengthen and develop relations with its neighbors and in the region.” According to Mehr, he also met the foreign ministers of Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia in New York on Tuesday. Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi is in Iran due to the global pandemic COVID-19. His pre-recorded speech was also broadcast at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Officers are constantly meeting
Officials of Iran and Saudi Arabia have been meeting continuously for the last few days. Recently there was news that officials of Iran and Saudi Arabia may soon meet for direct talks. According to Iran’s state media, the talks will be organized by Tehran.
Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hussein Amirdulhanian said in an interview that he had spoken to his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.
These talks took place in a regional conference organized by Iraq. According to the Foreign Minister of Iran, it was said on behalf of the Saudi counterpart that they are waiting for the new Iranian government so that contacts can be restored soon.
The rivalry of both Saudi Arabia and Iran is famous in this area. In April, there were reports of a secret meeting from the leaders of both the countries. But soon these reports came to an end when President Ibrahim Raisi stopped the expansion of his administration.
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