Iranian delegation to travel to Saudi Arabia to prepare for the reopening of the embassy

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On Tuesday, an Iranian technical team would “probably” fly to Saudi Arabia to prepare for the reopening of the Iranian embassy in Riyadh.

According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency, the crew will visit the Iranian embassy building and prepare the ground for its reopening, according to Xinhua news agency.

According to the Iran Press news agency, Alireza Enayati, Director General of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, an Iranian technical delegation would visit Saudi Arabia “this week” to undertake preliminary work for the embassy’s reopening, although no specific date was given.

According to the Saudi News Agency, a technical delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Iran on Saturday to inspect the situation and discuss the steps for reopening the Saudi embassy and consulate general in the nation.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud signed a joint declaration in Beijing on Thursday, resuming diplomatic relations.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016 in reaction to assaults on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran following the execution of a Shia preacher by the country.