Saudi Arabia sees expanding ties with Iran
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 11/27/2006
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Sunday that his country did not consider any limit in the expansion of ties with Iran.
Speaking while receiving a copy of the credentials of the new Iranian ambassador to the kingdom, Seyed Mohamad Hosseini, he stressed that the Saudi government did not have any hesitation about the need for expanding relations with Tehran.
Saud Al-Faisal in this meeting also underlined the political will of the two counties to expand bilateral relations more than in the past.
For his part, Seyed Mohamad Hosseini expressed Iranian officials' readiness to expand ties at all levels.
He hoped that during his tenure as ambassador, bilateral relations would witness further expansion in all fields.
On Saturday evening, Iranian Vice-President and head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei arrived in Saudi Arabia. He said the aim of his trip to Saudi Arabia was to submit a message from President Ahmadi-Nejad for Saudi King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud.
He said "Iran considers promotion of its relations in all fields with Saudi Arabia very important." He said that in addition to meeting the Saudi king, he will also meet with other Saudi officials in the culture and tourism sectors.
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