Saudi, Iranian FMs plan meeting on reopening of embassies, consulates

Riyadh — The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran will meet soon to pave the path for reopening embassies and consulates in the two nations, Saudi state media announced early Thursday.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, arrived at the agreement during a phone chat, the Saudi News Agency and Al-Ekhbariyah stated in separate reports.

The diplomats also expressed greetings on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Kingdom and Iran agreed on March 10 to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies within two months following years of tensions.

Amirabdollahian stated on Sunday that three places have been recommended for the conference.