The Iranian President receives an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia from the Saudi King Salman

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On Sunday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi received an official invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to pay a visit to Riyadh, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Political affairs assistant in the office of Iranian President Mohammad Jamshidi said, in a tweet via Twitter, that Raisi received an invitation from the Saudi king to visit Riyadh, according to the local Mehr News agency.

Jamshidi added, “King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz welcomed, in a letter addressed to my president, the agreement of the two brotherly countries”.

The Saudi king also called for strengthening economic and regional cooperation.

For his part, Raisi welcomed this invitation and affirmed his country’s readiness to enhance bilateral cooperation, according to Jamshidi.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said he would meet Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan very soon.

This came in a press conference held by Abdullahian in the capital, Tehran.

The Iranian Foreign Minister said that the agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia confirms peace in the region, noting that he will meet the Saudi foreign minister soon, without specifying a specific date.

On March 10, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the resumption of their diplomatic relations and the reopening of embassies within two months, following Chinese-sponsored talks in Beijing, according to a joint statement by the three countries.

In January 2016, Saudi Arabia severed its relations with Iran, following attacks on the Riyadh embassy in Tehran and its consulate in the city of Mashhad (east), in protest against the kingdom’s execution of the Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al Nimr, on charges including terrorism.

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