Iran, Saudi Arabia exchange ambassadors -Xinhua

Iran, Saudi Arabia exchange ambassadors

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-09-06 03:15:15

TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Iran Abdullah bin Saud al-Anzi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday a few hours after the arrival of Iranian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alireza Enayati in Riyadh earlier in the day, the official news agency IRNA reported.

The Saudi envoy used to be his country's ambassador to Oman before starting his new mission in Iran, the report said.

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.