Saudi envoy says ties with Iran to be strong in all areas

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TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Iran Abdullah bin Saud al-Anzi has said that relations between Riyadh and Tehran will be strong in all areas, including in the fields of trade, economy and investment, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported Wednesday.

Speaking to IRNA on Tuesday in the Iranian capital city, the Saudi envoy expressed satisfaction with the start of a new chapter in his country's ties with Iran and the two sides' resumption of bilateral diplomatic relations, describing the ties as "constructive, strong and based on the common interests, mutual respect and good neighborliness."

Making the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony at the Chinese embassy in Tehran to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, he hailed China's "constructive role" in helping the two countries resume their bilateral relations.

He noted that the Beijing-brokered agreement has been positively welcomed by the international community as any pact between Saudi Arabia and Iran, two neighboring and important regional states, will lead to the improvement of peace and security in the entire region as well as greater welfare for the two countries' peoples.

The Saudi ambassador arrived in Tehran on Sept. 5, a few hours after the arrival of Iranian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alireza Enayati in Riyadh on the same day, according to IRNA.

In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran reached in China's Beijing a groundbreaking agreement to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies and missions within two months.

On April 6, the two countries officially announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with immediate effect.

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran in early 2016 in response to attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed a Shiite cleric. Enditem

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