TEHRAN, March 13. /TASS/. China’s mediatory role at the talks on the normalization of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia has demonstrated that Beijing has the potential to bring stability to the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said on Monday.
"Obviously, China’s role is very important. And it has demonstrated that China possesses potential for creating stability and peace in the region and uses this potential effectively," Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted him as saying when asked about Beijing’s role in the consultations between Tehran and Riyadh. "Iran lauds this role, since peace and stability in the region can help ensure the interests of all countries."
Tasnim reported on March 10 that Iran and Saudi Arabia had agreed to normalize bilateral relations and planned to open embassies within two months. Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani and Minister of State, National Security Advisor of Saudi Arabia Musaad bin Mohammed Al Aiban held talks in Beijing for several days, from March 6 to 10, after which a trilateral statement was adopted. The statement says that the countries are committed to the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s domestic affairs and plan to resume cooperation in the areas of trade, the economy, culture, science and technology.