RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to Iran Abdullah bin Saud Al-Anazi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to start his mission, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Upon his arrival in the Iranian capital, Al-Anazi said the directives of the Saudi leadership emphasize the importance of strengthening relations and intensifying communication and meetings between the Kingdom and Iran.

He added that the Kingdom seeks to move relations between the two neighboring countries to broader horizons considering they possess economic components, natural resources, and advantages that contribute to enhancing aspects of development, prosperity, stability and security in the region and for the common benefit of the two countries and their peoples.

The ambassador stressed that the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 represents a road map that reflects all aspects of cooperation that can be built upon to enhance it according to a strategic perspective that establishes the principles of good neighborliness, understanding, purposeful dialogue, and respect to enhance mutual trust between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed in March to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies following years of tensions between the two countries.