Armenia, Saudi Arabia establish diplomatic relations

MEHR News Agency
Nov 26 2023

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Armenia and Saudi Arabia have established official diplomatic relations, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

"The two countries established diplomatic relations guided by the intention to strengthen bilateral relations and expand the scope of cooperation as well as to support international security and peace," the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The protocol on the establishment of the ties was signed in Abu Dhabi by Armenian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Karen Grigoryan and Saudi Ambassador to the UAE Sultan bin Abdullah Al-Angari, the statement added, TASS reported.

Saudi Arabia had not established diplomatic relations with Armenia for several decades due to Baku-Yerevan disputes over the Karabakh region.

Saudi Arabia's policy towards Armenia changed in October 2021 with the visit of the then President of Armenia, Armen Sargsyan, to Riyadh.