Malaysia welcomes the restoration of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia welcomes the agreement on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran reached in Beijing, China on 10th March 2023.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement said, Malaysia believes the normalization ties between the two countries is a positive and constructive move that will contribute towards peace, security and stability of the West Asia region.

Meanwhile on Friday, Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to re-establish relations after years of hostility that had threatened stability and security in the Gulf and helped fuel conflicts in the Middle East from Yemen to Syria as reported by Bernama.

The deal brokered by China, was announced after four days of previously undisclosed talks in Beijing between top security officials from the two Middle East powers.

According to the statement carried by Saudi news agency SPA, as quoted by the AsiaN, Riyadh and Tehran also agreed to activate the security cooperation agreement signed in 2001 and the trade, economy and investment agreement signed in 1998.

“The resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran stems from the Kingdom’s vision based on preferring political solutions and dialogue and its keenness to perpetuate this in the region,” Saudi Arabia foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan posted on his twitter account. –Malaysia World News


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