The foreign minister of the UAE evaluated the development in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran as positive and beneficial to the region.

During the negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Beijing, the two countries agreed on Friday, March 10, to resume diplomatic relations after 7 years.

According to the agreement of the two countries, the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia will meet each other for a maximum of two months to pave the way for the exchange of ambassadors and the reopening of embassies, as well as other requirements for the resumption of relations.

The Emirati foreign minister made the remarks in his Tuesday night phone talk with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The two sides exchanged views on the latest regional developments and issues of mutual interest.

Amir-Abdollahian congratulated the upcoming fasting month of Ramadan and asked his UAE counterpart to convey the Iranian president's warm regards to the UAE head of state, reiterating, "Fortunately, the two countries' relations in the political, economic, and commercial fields are growing and the recent constructive dialogues between the security and economic officials of the two countries, too, paved the path for their further development."

The Iranian foreign minister also announced Iran's readiness for hosting the joint meeting of the two countries' merchants and businessmen.

Amir-Abdollahian, meanwhile, reiterated that the recent agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia was in line with strengthening regional cooperation and proximity among regional countries, expressing satisfaction over the strengthened relations between the UAE and Syria.

The top Iranian diplomat at the end said that the expanded and broadened consultations between Tehran and Abu Dhabi is of great importance in broadening the constructive bilateral ties.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, too, in the phone talk congratulated the Nowruz Eid and its coincidence with the Ramadan month to the Iranian government and nation.

The UAE foreign and international cooperation minister, meanwhile, evaluated the development in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations positive for the region and to the benefit of the regional countries. 219