BEIJING: Saudi Arabia and Iran said on Friday that they were commited to the China-brokered deal to normalize ties, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The statement came after a tripartite meeting was held in Beijing at the level of deputy foreign ministers to discuss progress on the agreement reached earlier this year.

Saudi Arabia and Iran both thanked China for hosting the meeting and for its role in mediating between Riyadh and Tehran.

The three sides also expressed concern over the situation in Gaza and said that any solution to the conflict must adhere to the will of the Palestinian people.