The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Sunday that its ambassador will resume his duties in Tehran “in the coming days” after downgrading its diplomatic ties with Iran more than six years ago.
Ambassador Saif Mohammad Al Zaabi will be heading to Tehran in the coming days to assume the new diplomatic assignment, the UAE Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The move is in line with efforts to bolster bilateral ties with Iran “to achieve the common interests of the two countries and the wider region,” the ministry said.
The announcement comes a week after Badr Abdullah Al-Manikh took over as the new ambassador of Kuwait to Iran.
On August 14, the new Kuwaiti envoy submitted his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran.
Following the storming of Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January 2016, in the wake of the execution of the prominent Shia cleric Nimr Al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, the two Arab countries downgraded their relations with Iran and recalled their ambassadors.