Saudi Arabia invited Iran’s President Raisi to visit, Tehran says
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 20, 2023
Iran says Saudi Arabia has invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi for an official visit – just over a week since the countries agreed to restore diplomatic relations. The invitation is said to have come in a letter from King Salman, but has not yet been confirmed by the Saudis.
The Middle East’s recent history has been dominated by hostility between the two nations. China brokered the thaw, which could reshape the region’s geopolitics.
A senior Iranian official, Mohammad Jamshidi, tweeted about the invitation to visit the Saudi capital, Riyadh, saying Mr Raisi had welcomed it and “stressed Iran’s readiness to expand co-operation”.