The new ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Tehran started his diplomatic mission in the wake of rapprochement between the two Muslim countries after seven years of strained relations.
Speaking upon arrival in Tehran on Tuesday, Abdullah bin Saud al-Anzi said the directives of the Saudi leadership stress the need to “enhance relations and intensify communication and meetings between the kingdom and Iran … toward broader horizons.”
The two countries agreed to resume diplomatic ties back in March following a Chinese-brokered deal after a seven-year estrangement.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 “represents a road map that reflects all aspects of cooperation that can be built upon to enhance cooperation between the two countries,” al-Anzi added.
He further noted that enhanced cooperation would benefit both nations and consolidate trust between them, Press TV reported.
“The two countries would foster cooperation within a strategic perspective that establishes the principles of good neighborliness, understanding, constructive and purposeful dialogue, and mutual respect,” he asserted.
Al-Anzi was formerly Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Oman.
Also on Tuesday, Iran’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alireza Enayati arrived in Riyadh, where he was received by foreign ministry officials and embassy staff.