In the past week, Riyadh has been visited by a number of leaders and politicians. The mere number might equal the total number of visitors to some capitals in a period of several months. There is presently intense political activity, significantly led by Saudi Arabia, which reveals the Saudi belief in a foreign policy of openness to everyone, in building common interests and not dwelling on the absence of similarities. No doubt, this week’s visits illustrate this. For example, there was an important visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif just days after a visit by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad.
Saudi Arabia has said many times that geography and history have established the presence of Iran in the region and so consequently, there is a necessity for good relations.Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi