Iranian envoy to Saudi Arabia, Alireza Enayati, on Monday said that the development of Saudi-Iranian bilateral ties would introduce a new system of multilateral cooperation among countries.

Since April, Enayati has been linked to reports related to the post of the Iranian ambassador to Saudi Arabia before his name became seriously addressed in the Iranian state media.

The Iranian diplomat, who supervised Iran’s affairs with the GCC countries, narrated in an interview with Iran’s Tasnim news agency, the diplomatic path that resulted in a Chinese mediation to resume ties between Riyadh and Tehran following seven years of estrangement.

Responding to a question on the date of commencing his tasks in Riyadh, within the framework of the Beijing agreement to restore ties between the two countries, Enayati said that both sides approved the nominated ambassadors.

“It is a matter of administrative arrangements. The ambassadors will be sent after concluding these arrangements,” said Enayati.

In an interview with the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim news agency, Enayati highlighted the potential benefits that the rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh could bring not only to Iran and Saudi Arabia but also to the entire region.

“We believe that the work done between Iran and Saudi Arabia will result in benefits for both countries and for the region,” said Enayati.

He emphasized that the renewed ties between the two countries could have “significant ramifications on regional peace, stability, and independence,” while also promoting a “culture of dialogue” in the region.

The Iranian envoy stated that the regional countries can provide help at this stage by promoting actions oriented towards culture and dialogue and paving the way for comprehensive development, not just military-oriented.

Enayati spoke of “new arrangements in the Gulf region” at the security level. He said that “security should be a more internal issue and that the regional countries should take a bigger share in the territorial regime.”

Source » aawsat