Europe News Desk!! Less than a month after Tehran and Riyadh agreed to restore diplomatic ties, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has accepted an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to visit the country. A top official has given this information. Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhbar made the remarks on Monday when asked by the media for his reaction to the Saudi king’s invitation to Raisi to visit Riyadh, Xinhua news agency reported. China, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced on March 10 that the two countries had reached an agreement that included an agreement to resume diplomatic ties and reopen embassies and missions within two months. On 19 March, Mohammad Jamshidi, deputy chief of staff for political affairs of the Iranian president, confirmed that the Saudi king had sent Raisi a letter of invitation to visit Riyadh.
In a social media post, Jamshedi had said that the emperor had said in the letter that he welcomed the agreement between the two brotherly countries on normalization of bilateral relations and called for stronger economic and regional cooperation between Riyadh and Tehran. Both countries have also announced that they will reopen embassies and re-establish trade and security ties within two months. Saudi Arabia severed ties in January 2016 when protesters stormed the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran. Riyadh executed prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was convicted of terrorism-related crimes. Since then, tensions have remained high between the Sunni- and Shia-led neighbors. The two countries are at loggerheads in several regional conflicts, including civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Also on Monday, it was also announced that Iran and Saudi Arabia would soon open a joint chamber of commerce.
World News Desk!!