Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdullahian.
They met on the sidelines of the high-level event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest updates on the situation in the Gaza Strip and its surroundings.
The ministers stressed that it is very important for the international community to play its role to achieve a ceasefire and protect civilians. Moreover, they displayed ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides and discussed regional and international issues of common interest.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of KSA welcomed the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the remarkable Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh.
The Crown Prince received various leaders and heads of delegations attending the Summit. This underscores Riyadh’s diplomatic role.
On behalf of King Salman, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister chaired the Summit.
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In recent weeks, Raisi had a telephone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Saudi Press Agency reported that bin Salman stressed Saudi Arabia’s efforts. He mentioned they are in touch with all international and regional parties. They aim to halt the current escalation of violence.
Media outlets of Iran reported that the call discussed ending war crimes against Palestine.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have historically had tense relations. They have competing interests in the Middle East. Iran’s alleged support for armed groups in the region has often been criticized by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Israeli aggression on Gaza has entered its 31st day . The Israeli army has intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
The conflict in Gaza has been a point of contention for decades. It often sparks international concern. The recent escalation has brought the issue back into the global spotlight.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has roots stretching back to the early 20th century. The creation of Israel in 1948 led to massive displacement of Palestinians. It caused regional instability.