Statement Saudi Arabia / Iran
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) monitors the political and social situation abroad and issues specific position statements. The FDFA's positions are guided by the objectives, and priorities of Swiss foreign policy as set out, for example, in the Federal Constitution, the Federal Council's foreign policy strategy, and other thematic and geographical strategies.
Switzerland welcomes the agreement reached today, which foresees the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. We congratulate both countries on this important step, which will contribute to reducing tensions and enhancing stability and security in the MENA region. Since 2017, Switzerland had played the role of representing Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and Saudi interests in Iran.