Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran on Thursday met in Beijing, China, after which both countries agreed to make arrangements for the reopening of embassies and consulates.
As per Arab media reports, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdullahian met in Beijing.
This meeting is the first official meeting at the highest level of the two countries in more than seven years.
In the meeting, the foreign ministers of the two countries discussed steps to promote diplomatic relations and open embassies and consulates in both countries.
According to Chinese media, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran also met with their Chinese counterpart.
Last month, Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to end diplomatic tensions and reopen embassies under Chinese mediation.
After the meeting of the two leaders, a joint statement had also been issued, according to which both countries agreed to make arrangements for the reopening of embassies and consulates.
Saudi Arabia and Iran also agreed to resume flights and facilitate visas for citizens of the two countries.
During the meeting, it was also agreed to resume the visits of delegations of Saudi, Iranian public, and private sectors.
According to the news agency, after the meeting of the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Iranian President is expected to visit Saudi Arabia.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also accepted an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to visit the country.
He further said that the steps to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries were not just a coincidence but planned, the best relations with neighboring countries are part of our strategy which we will follow.