Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian had a telephone conversation with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan. Politicians congratulated each other on Ramadan, which begins on March 23 in both countries.
“The ministers have agreed to meet soon, paving the way for the reopening of embassies and consulates,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia were severed seven years ago after the execution of an influential Shiite theologian in the kingdom. The agreement on their restoration was concluded about two weeks ago through the mediation of the PRC.
The rapprochement of states that are the centers of opposing branches of Islam has changed the geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East. It was seen as a defeat for the United States, whose ally is Saudi Arabia and its adversaries are Iran and China.