Pakistan welcomes normalisation of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Canada Global (Web News) The resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran was enthusiastically welcomed by Pakistan on Friday. China made it easier for the two countries’ relations to normalise.

Pakistan fully believes that this significant diplomatic achievement would contribute to peace and stability in the region and beyond, the Foreign Office Spokesman said in a statement.

“We applaud China’s visionary leadership for its role in orchestrating this historic deal, which demonstrates the effectiveness of meaningful engagement and communication. We applaud the wise leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this extremely excellent development.

“Pakistan will continue to play a positive role in the Middle East and the region with a history of consistently supporting and coordinating efforts for bridging gaps between the two benevolent nations. We hope that this constructive action will establish a model for peace and harmony in the region,” she continued.

Following years of tense relations between the two nations, including a devastating attack on the core of the kingdom’s oil production that was attributed to Tehran, Iran and Saudi Arabia on Friday decided to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.

Agreement was reached this week in Beijing during the National People’s Congress, which is a ceremonial gathering. Gulf states believe that the United States is gradually leaving the larger Middle East, and the deal represents a significant diplomatic victory for China.

The two nations announced the accord in a joint statement with China, who reportedly mediated the deal. The deal was not immediately covered by Chinese state media.

Iranian official media published pictures and a video that it claimed was shot during the meeting in China. The Supreme National Security Council of Iran’s secretary, Ali Shamkhani, was pictured alongside Wang Yi, a Chinese official, and a Saudi official.

Foreign ministries of the two countries will meet to arrange for the ambassadorial swap after the decision is put into effect, according to Iranian official media. It was also mentioned that the discussions lasted for four days.

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