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Abdullah bin Zayed, calling Faisal bin Farhan: The resumption of Saudi-Iranian relations is an important step for the stability and prosperity of the region


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The UAE welcomed the Saudi-Iranian agreement to resume diplomatic relations between the two countries, describing the agreement as an important step that works to achieve stability in the region and meet the aspirations of its peoples for development and prosperity. The agreement was widely welcomed by the Arab and international community.


His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, made a phone call to Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, in which he expressed the UAE’s welcome to the Riyadh and Tehran agreement to resume diplomatic relations between them. His Highness pointed out during the phone call to the importance of the step and its role in achieving stability in the region and meeting the aspirations of its people for development and prosperity, stressing that the UAE believes in the importance of working to consolidate the principles of good neighborliness, and support positive and fruitful dialogue between the countries of the region, which leads them to construction and development, and establishes tolerance and coexistence. peace among its people.


And His Highness wrote on Twitter: “The return of relations between brotherly Saudi Arabia and Iran is an important step for the region towards stability and prosperity.” His Highness highly appreciated the role of the friendly People’s Republic of China in this step, which led to the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, stressing the depth of historical relations. And the UAE-Chinese comprehensive strategic partnership, as well as the distinguished relations between China and all Gulf countries. His Highness also affirmed, during the phone call, the strength of the brotherly and historical relations rooted between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, expressing his wishes for the brotherly Saudi leadership, government and people, continued progress, prosperity, stability and prosperity.


For its part, the Egyptian presidency expressed its appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s approach to removing tensions in relations at the regional level. The official spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, Ahmed Fahmy, said in a statement: “The Arab Republic of Egypt appreciates this important step, and appreciates the approach taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this regard, in order to remove points of tension in relations at the regional level, and to confirm its reliance on the principles and purposes of the Charter of The United Nations in terms of respecting the sovereignty of states, non-interference in their internal affairs, consolidating concepts of good neighborliness and enhancing security and stability in the region. He stressed Cairo’s aspiration for this development to have a positive impact on Iran’s regional and international policies, and constitutes an opportunity to confirm its direction towards pursuing a policy that takes into account the legitimate concerns of the countries of the region.


Syria welcomed the Saudi-Iranian agreement, expressing hope that this step would enhance security and stability in the region, appreciating the efforts made by the Chinese leadership in this field. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said that this important step will lead to strengthening security and stability in the region, and to cooperation that will reflect positively on the common interests of the peoples of the two countries in particular, and the peoples of the region in general.

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For its part, Tunisia welcomed the Saudi-Iranian agreement. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said that it “appreciates the role of the People’s Republic of China in reaching this agreement.” She added that she “hopes that the agreement between the two neighboring countries will contribute to strengthening the pillars of security and stability in the region, remove all causes of tension in it, and establish a new phase of cooperation between its countries.”


In the context, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimated that the return of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran would contribute to achieving security, stability and prosperity in the region. In a statement, it stated that it welcomed the Riyadh and Tehran agreement to restore relations, congratulating the two countries for the “important step” they had taken, in line with the paths of flexibility prevailing in the region.


In turn, the European Union welcomed the Saudi-Iranian agreement, expressing its aspiration to implement it. “The European Union expresses its appreciation for the diplomatic efforts that led to this important step,” a European Union spokesman said in a statement posted on the bloc’s website. The statement added, “Since Saudi Arabia and Iran are pivotal countries for the security of the region, the resumption of bilateral relations between them can contribute to the stability of the region as a whole.” He continued, “Promoting peace and stability, and achieving a reduction in tensions in the Middle East on a broader scale, are major priorities for the European Union.” “The European Union is ready to engage with all countries in the region in a gradual and comprehensive approach and with full transparency,” the statement said.


Meanwhile, China denied the existence of any ulterior motives, and that it is not trying to fill any vacuum in the region, after the great diplomatic victory it achieved in its mediation of the Saudi-Iranian talks, which led to an agreement to resume diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran. The Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted a spokesman – who did not specify his name – as saying that China “does not pursue any interest selfishly at all” and opposes geopolitical competition in the region. The spokesman said that China continues to support the countries of the Middle East in “resolving differences through dialogue and consultation. To promote lasting peace and stability.

“We respect the status of Middle Eastern countries as masters of this region, and we oppose geopolitical competition in it,” the statement, published on the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, added. He continued, “China will continue to contribute its ideas and suggestions to achieve peace and tranquility in the Middle East and play its role as a responsible major country in this process.”