Iran appoints Ali Reza Inayati as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Iran on Tuesday appointed Ali Reza Inayati as its ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

According to Saudi media, Ali Reza Inayati worked as an assistant to Iran’s foreign minister.

Ali Reza also served as director general of Arab Gulf Affairs at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia are improving under China’s mediation after years of tension.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian said that Saudi Arabia has appointed its new ambassador in Tehran, adding that the Saudi Embassy in Iran will open in the next few days.

Within the terms of the agreement reached on March 10, the two countries agreed to appoint new ambassadors and reopen their embassies within two months.

It should be noted that Saudi Arabia and Iran decided to restore diplomatic relations after 2016, after which the foreign ministers of the two countries have also met, while the Iranian President has also accepted the invitation of Saudi King Salman to visit Saudi Arabia.


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