Consular services resumption being discussed by Riyadh and Damascus

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran to meet “soon”

A Saudi source confirmed that Riyadh and Damascus are in talks to resume consular services, after a 12-year estrangement. The source explained to the Saudi Al-Ikhbariya channel yesterday (Thursday) that within the framework of the Kingdom’s keenness to facilitate the necessary consular services for the two peoples, a search is underway between officials in Saudi Arabia and their counterparts in Syria about resuming the provision of consular services, while informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. », that the first steps after the talks, result in the opening of airspace between the two countries.

In another matter, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, and his Iranian counterpart, Hussein Amir Abdullahian, agreed to hold a bilateral meeting between them soon. This is to pave the way for the reopening of embassies and consulates between the two countries. This came as part of a phone call that Prince Faisal bin Farhan made with the Iranian minister. Where the two sides exchanged congratulations and blessings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Likewise, a spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, yesterday, Thursday, welcomed the statement issued by the Ministerial Council of the “Gulf Cooperation Council” regarding the resumption of relations between Riyadh and Tehran, expressing his country’s aspirations for the agreement to play an influential role in promoting peace and stability in the region. And Saudi Arabia and Iran announced, earlier this month, that they had reached an agreement to resume diplomatic relations, and to reopen the embassies and representations of the two countries within a maximum of two months.
The Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers agree to a bilateral meeting between them soon
Tehran welcomes the Gulf Ministerial statement regarding the resumption of relations with Riyadh

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