Iranian VP Felicitates Saudi Arabia on National Day
- September, 23, 2013 - 10:10
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri in a message to Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud congratulated the Saudi government and nation on the occasion of National Day.
In his message Jahangiri expressed the hope that the two countries’ comprehensive relations and bilateral cooperation would expand more than ever in line with the mutual interests of the two Muslim nations.
On September 19, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed Saudi Arabia as a close friend of the Islamic Republic and expressed both nations’ willingness to smooth over "trivial tensions" that have strained bilateral relations.
President Rouhani referred to Saudi Arabia as a “friend and brother” of Iran, and said that both sides are “willing to remove trivial tensions from the path (of bilateral ties) in order to fulfill bilateral and the Islamic world’s interests.”
He also added that Tehran and Riyadh have a lot of common interests and enjoy regional commonalities, and emphasized the need for upgrading the level of interactions between the two Muslim countries.
“This issue (expansion of ties) has been emphasized both in the Saudi king’s congratulatory letter to me and in my letter to thank him,” Rouhani added.