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Saudi Govt Hopes Constructive Dialogue with Iran Will Continue According to Agreement

Saudi Govt Hopes Constructive Dialogue with Iran Will Continue According to Agreement

Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 17:45
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs the cabinet meeting in Riyadh. (SPA)

The Saudi government hoped on Tuesday that the constructive dialogue with Iran will continue based on the Chinese-sponsored agreement that was reached last week.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh.

The government hoped the agreement will benefit Saudi Arabia, Iran and the region and bolster regional and international peace and security.

The ministers reviewed the agreement, which was reached through the directives of the wise Saudi leadership and in response to an initiative by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The agreement calls for restoring diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It underscored the principles of respecting the sovereignty of countries, refraining from meddling in their internal affairs and committing to the United Nations Charter, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and international treaties and norms.

The government was briefed on the meeting held between Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, with the prime minister of Poland. The officials discussed bilateral relations and ways to bolster cooperation in various fields.

They were briefed on Crown Prince Mohammed’s meeting with Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi. Saudi Arabia stressed its ongoing support to the council, Yemeni government and people, as well as efforts to reach a comprehensive UN-sponsored political solution to the country’s crisis.

The government reviewed the latest efforts of Saudi foreign policy that stems from the Kingdom’s pivotal role in the international arena and its constant keenness on bolstering regional and international peace and stability.

It reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support to all international efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and facilitating dialogue between the two sides.

The government underlined Saudi Arabia’s remarks at the fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) that was held in Doha, Qatar. The Kingdom stressed its commitment to working with the international community to support least developed countries, help them overcome their challenges and guide them towards progress and growth.

It also pledged to continue to play a pioneering role in all development areas on the regional and international levels to achieve the sustainable development goals of Vision 2030.

The government reviewed the various conferences that were hosted by the Kingdom in the past week and the latest economic developments in Saudi Arabia in wake of the implementation of various economic reforms.

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