Ahmadinejad to pay a visit to Saudi Arabia soon

Iran Materials 28 February 2007 13:22 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Iranian Ambassador to Riyadh Mohammad Hosseini said here Tuesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia soon.

Speaking to IRNA , Hosseini said that during the president's visit the two sides will discuss avenues for bolstering bilateral relations, the current situation in the Middle East and latest developments in the region and world of Islam.

He said Iran-Saudi Arabia bilateral ties were at a good level, adding that proximity of stances between the two Islamic countries can play an effective role in resolving problems contfronting the Middle East and the Islamic world.

Noting the increasing unrest in the Middle East region, he voiced concern the insecurity and instability that characterizes the current situation will spread to the entire region.

Placing the value of trade exchanges between the two countries at USD 500 million, he said this figure was very low considering the two countries' political and economic power in the region.

He expressed hope ties between Tehran and Riyadh would receive a further boost with the upcoming visit of President Ahmadinejad to the kingdom.