ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sarkissian paid a historic visit to Saudi Arabia, with which the RA has no diplomatic relations.
So, as the press service of the head of state reports: "The date of October 26, 2021 will mark the special page in the history of Armenian-Arab relations, particularly those between the Republic of Armenia and Saudi Arabia. RA President Armen Sarkissian paid a working visit to Saudi Arabia. This unprecedented event is definitely a turning point in Armenia's international relations. In the absence of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Saudi Arabia since Armenia's independence, when no official from Armenia had ever visited that country, the President of Armenia took a historic step, visiting for the first time a country with a unique role and significance in the Arab and Islamic world.
At the airport of the capital of Saudi Arabia, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian was welcomed at the highest state level in the person of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir. According to the official protocol, the state flag of the Republic of Armenia was hoisted at the airport."
There are no official diplomatic relations between Armenia and Saudi Arabia, as Saudi Arabia refuses to pursue diplomatic relations with Armenia. This is due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In this matter, Saudi Arabia supports the side of Azerbaijan.
However, relations between the two countries have witnessed significant warming since the 2010s, possibly due to general opposition to the rise of Turkish influence. The thaw in relations began after the rise to power of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, and the growth of hostility between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which has bad relations with Armenia.