Opening of embassies will be discussed
Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the resumption of diplomatic ties that were severed in 2016 in a reconciliation agreement signed by Saudi Minister of State, Cabinet Member and National Security Advisor Musaid Al Aiban and Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani in Beijing on March 10. It was through the mediation of China that the two countries, which were far apart, agreed to cooperate with each other. The agreement also includes an agreement to reopen their embassies and missions within two months. The Foreign Ministers are holding bilateral talks to take necessary further steps to implement these.
Saudi to restore relations with Syria
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Syria have agreed to resume diplomatic ties and reopen their embassies that have been closed for more than a decade, government sources said. A landmark agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to resume ties and reopen embassies has paved the way for the restoration of ties between Saudi Arabia and Syria. Both governments are preparing to reopen their embassies after Eid al-Fitr in the second half of April, Reuters reported, citing Syrian government sources.
Syria may be returned to the Arab League
Local media reported that the decision was the result of discussions held in Saudi Arabia with a senior official of Syrian intelligence. The Saudi government’s communication office, the country’s foreign ministry and the Syrian government have not officially responded to the news. Rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran has intensified the conflict in Syria and fueled the conflict. This is pointed out as proof that once the two countries have reached the path of reconciliation, its benefits will be reflected in the entire region. It could also pave the way for an end to the years-long conflict in Yemen. The new situation is expected to lead to the lifting of the suspension of Syria, which was expelled from the Arab League in 2011 in the wake of internal conflicts. Political observers believe that the Syrian-Saudi talks will pave the way for Syria’s suspension to be lifted at the next Arab summit expected to be held in Saudi Arabia next April.