Iranian deputy FM arrives in Saudi Arabia
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has arrived in Riyadh for an official visit.
Amir-Abdollahian is expected to hold a meeting with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported Aug. 25.
Bilateral ties, as well as regional developments are expected to be at the heart of the talks.
It was previously reported that Iranian foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia in near future.
Prince Saud al-Faisal, said on May 13 that his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif has been invited to visit the kingdom.
Faisal also said that his country is ready to negotiate better relations with Iran.
He went on to note that his country hopes to settle any differences with Tehran in future talks.
However, Amir-Abdollahian replied that his country has not received any official invitation from Saudi Arabia for Zarif's visit to the Persian Gulf kingdom and went on to note that the foreign ministers of the two countries will hold a meeting in near future, but the exact time is not clear yet.
Amir-Abdollahian also said that Tehran welcomes Prince Saud al-Faisal, if he ever decides to visit Iran.
"Iran and Saudi Arabia are two key states in the region," he said, adding that negotiations between the two countries can be important for resolving conflicts in the region.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have their differences over several regional issues such as the situations in Syria and Bahrain.