Iran/Saudi Arabia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the announced resumption of diplomatic relations

11.03.2023 EEAS Press Team

The European Union welcomes the announced agreement on resumption of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and looks forward to its implementation.  

The EU acknowledges the diplomatic efforts leading to this important step.

As both Saudi Arabia and Iran are central for the security of the region, the resumption of their bilateral relations can contribute to the stabilisation of the region as a whole.

Promoting peace and stability and achieving de-escalation of tensions in the broader Middle East are key priorities for the EU. The EU remains ready to engage with all actors in the region in a gradual and inclusive approach, and in full transparency.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Gioia Franchellucci
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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