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A nation must think before it acts.
April 19, 2023 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Asia Program
On March 10, Iran and Saudi Arabia announced an agreement to restore diplomatic relations. The breakthrough was brokered by a surprising mediator: China. Wang Yi, China's top-ranking foreign policy official, mediated the talks between Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Musaad bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Arabia's national security advisor. The deal and the process that led to it could bring significant implications for the parties, the region, and China’s role in international affairs beyond East Asia.
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