There has been a considerable progress in the past five rounds of talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The political dialogue happened in Iraq. Talks were held mainly at the security level on security issue. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that both Iran and Saudi Arabia have voiced readiness to begin their talks on a political level to normalize ties. He also elaborated on President Ebrahim Raisi’s promotion of regional diplomacy, saying that the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have also decided to send their ambassadors to Tehran. Pray for this “neighbors-first policy” to activate regional diplomacy and bolster relations with the regional countries. Pray for the leaders to turn to God for new good governance and people security (The Bible, Daniel 6:4).
China has been building 3 villages on Bhutanese land. One is already completely inhabited, the other two are still in progress. China has also built a military base and extensive roadways in the border region between the two nations. China’s encroachment into Bhutan seems irreversible and talks between the two nations are ongoing around their disputed border regions. India watches on with concern as she too shares borders with these two nations. Pray for equity, righteousness, and justice to reign over all negotiations around the land. Praise God that despite China’s desire to extend its territory, we can thank the Lord that all of it actually belongs to our Creator God. Pray for a new beginning in Bhutan’s recognizing the Creator God’s claim to her land and people (The Bible, Deuteronomy 10:14).