According to Iranian media, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Tehran on Saturday. This was his first trip to Iran following a historic rapprochement after a seven-year rift.
Prior to a news conference, the senior Saudi diplomat is scheduled to meet with Iranian officials during his visit, including Tehran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
In addition, the Saudi media has stated that Prince Faisal will meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during his maiden trip to the Islamic Republic as foreign minister.
Sunni Muslim dominance In 2016, Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran, which is dominated by Shiites, after attacks on its embassies in Tehran and Mashhad amid demonstrations against the murder of Shiite preacher Nimr al-Nimr by Riyadh.
However, in an agreement mediated by China, the two nations decided in March to heal their relations and reopen their respective embassies, which has changed regional relations.
Prince Faisal was anticipated to “take some measures” toward reopening the Saudi diplomatic mission in Tehran during the visit, Iran’s government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi told local media.
The Islamic Republic’s Saudi Arabian consulates and embassies were reopened on June 6.
The Saudi embassy would reopen in a hotel in Tehran before returning to its regular position in the Iranian capital, according to a report published on Saturday in the Iranian newspaper Sazandegi.