According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, the next meeting between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran in Baghdad will be open to the public.
In a statement to Rudaw Network, Fouad Hussein stated that “five talks on the security level were held between Saudi Arabia and Iran,” adding that “the Saudi crown prince asked us to host the meeting of the Saudi foreign minister with his Iranian counterpart in Baghdad.”
“We are currently busy, and we will set a date for a public meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries in Baghdad,” Hussein said.
“The meetings that were secret and at a security level will become public with Iraqi mediation, and the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran will meet in Baghdad.”, he added.
It is worth noting that, after six years of diplomatic severance, Tehran and Riyadh started talks in Baghdad in April.
The two nations’ dialogue meetings began in April 2021, coordinated by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who has fresh contacts with both sides.
In March, Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian praised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s words on Saudi-Iranian relations, saying they demonstrated Riyadh’s determination to re-establish diplomatic relations with Tehran.