« Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, met on Saturday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit in New York.
The talks focused on a range of topics, including regional and international developments of significance to both nations, according to a statement from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
Of particular interest was the ongoing efforts to strengthen cooperation between Riyadh and Tehran, a noteworthy development given the normalization of ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran in March. The discussions aimed to build upon this diplomatic breakthrough and explore opportunities for collaboration in various areas.
In addition to their bilateral relationship, the two top diplomats delved into regional issues that hold mutual importance for Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Tehran and Riyadh agreed to restore diplomatic relations in March after years of tension. Saudi Arabia cut ties after protesters attacked its embassy in Tehran in 2016, following Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. »