Tajikistan welcomes restoration of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan has welcomed an agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia on restoration of diplomatic relations between them, said in comments of the Tajik MFA. The Tajik Foreign Ministry notes that this agreement is an important step towards strengthening the stability in the Middle East. A statement, released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, says Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi on March 10 chaired the closing meeting of the talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing. Minister of State and National Security Advisor Dr. Musaad bin Mohammed Al-Aiban of Saudi Arabia and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani of Iran were present. Wang Yi reportedly congratulated Saudi Arabia and Iran on taking a historic step and making great achievements in improving bilateral relations. He said that the two sides have reached common understandings on resolving their respective concerns and identified roadmaps and timetables, thus laying a solid foundation for follow-up actions of both sides. The talks in Beijing have reportedly turned a new page in Saudi Arabia-Iran relations. China supports both sides in making firm strides as agreed in the agreement to create a bright future with patience and wisdom. As a reliable friend of the two countries, China will continue its constructive role, says the statement. The successful talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Beijing are a victory for dialogue and peace. Recall, diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran were broken off after the 2016 attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.

Source: Asia-Plus