Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal left Tehran today after a two-day official visit to Iran,
during which he signed, together with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi, an agreement of
cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of economy, trade, investment,
education, science, technology, culture, sports and youth. Under the agreement, the two sides
will encourage and facilitate joint investments and promote exchange visits of trade missions.
It also provides for the formation of a joint economic commission at the ministerial level.
Prior to his departure, Prince Saud announced a meeting of the Saudi-Iranian Joint Economic
Commission for next November, and stressed the importance of his visit to Iran and the talks
he had conducted with a number of Iranian officials. Among these was Hashemi Rafsanjani,
head of the Expediency Council in the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to whom he
conveyed greetings from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz and
Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz.