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Iran welcomes the restoration of relations with Saudi Arabia: Foreign Minister

Iran says cooperation with Saudi Arabia can help restore regional peace

During his meeting with the leaders of the Palestinian factions in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Saturday, Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that the Palestinian issue is still a “priority”.

Regarding relations with Saudi Arabia, Amir Abdullahian explained: “In response to the message conveyed by the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Iran from the Saudi side, we say that Iran welcomes the return of relations with Saudi Arabia, and we welcome the reopening of embassies and the start of political dialogues.”

The Iranian foreign minister pointed out that “Egypt is an important country in the Islamic world and the development of relations between Tehran and Cairo is in the interest of the countries of the region and the peoples of the two countries.”

He commented on the news circulating about Iranian-Egyptian-Jordanian talks in Baghdad, saying: “There are no direct negotiations with the Egyptian side to resume relations at present, but efforts are underway to restore the waters of relations between Tehran and Cairo to their normal course within the framework of cooperation between two Islamic countries.”

Hussein Amir Abdollahian continued, “There is an office for interests in both countries, which shows the fact that Egypt is an important country in the Islamic world, and we consider developing relations with it to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries, the Islamic world and the countries of the region.”

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