Iranian FM says Saudi Arabia appoints new envoy to Tehran

TEHRAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has appointed its new ambassador to Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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Amir-Abdollahian revealed that Riyadh had informed the Iranian government about the appointment of the new envoy on Tuesday. He also expressed Iran's commitment to reciprocate by soon appointing its ambassador to Saudi Arabia and introducing him to the Saudi government.

The Iranian minister emphasized that in recent weeks, his colleagues at the Iranian Foreign Ministry have been preparing the country's embassy in Riyadh and consulate general in Jeddah for reopening.

He added that Iran's diplomatic missions are set to commence operations in the coming days.

In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran reached in Beijing a groundbreaking agreement to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies and missions within a two-month timeframe. On April 6, the two countries officially announced in China the resumption of diplomatic relations with immediate effect.