This comes after sources reported earlier that the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran will reopen during the ministerial visit to Iran.
The Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, will visit Tehran on Saturday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, the Iranian Tasnim News Agency reported on Thursday.
Sources to the news agency had reported earlier that the Saudi Embassy in Tehran will reopen its doors in conjunction with the Foreign Minister’s trip on June 17.
The top diplomats of both countries met in South Africa, earlier in June, where they discussed in detail the pathway to fully restoring relations and expanding regional and economic cooperation between their governments, according to Tasnim.
On June 6, an Iranian source told Al Mayadeen that the Iranian embassy in Riyadh officially launched its work on that day.
The Iranian mission resumes in its former premises in Riyadh’s diplomatic quarter, near Syria’s embassy, which is also expected to reopen soon following Saudi outreach to Damascus.
The mission returned to Riyadh under the leadership of Alireza Enayati, Iran’s former Ambassador to Kuwait.
“We consider today an important day in the relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Alireza Bigdeli expressed during a flag-raising ceremony.
“The cooperation between the countries is entering a new era,” Bigdeli emphasized.
The progression development of Iranian-Saudi relations builds on the Chinese-brokered agreement on March 10 to restore ties. The groundbreaking deal translated into a series of regional deals and rapprochements, as top officials in Syria and Iran made long-awaited visits to Saudi, Egypt, and other countries. The agreement also signaled Riyadh’s readiness to mobilize, on a diplomatic level, in Sanaa culminating in multiple prisoner exchange agreements, as it seeks to end the 8-year war on Yemen.
The US and “Israel” have consistently protested the current political environment in the West Asia region, hindering the progression of ties between the involved states at any possible opportunity.