The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia – two bitter historical rivals in the Middle East – have held talks for the first time since 2016, the BBC reports.
Saudi’s al-Ekhbariya TV aired a brief video showing Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian greeting each other in China.
Last month, the two nations agreed to restore diplomatic relations during lower-level talks also in China.
Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 after crowds stormed its embassy in Tehran .
This followed Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric.
Tensions between the Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shia-led Iran have since often been high.
They regard each other as a threatening power that seeks regional dominance. They also support rival sides across the Middle East, including in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq – and most overtly in Yemen.