Saudi Arabia: Hosting of Syrian Opposition Meeting Aimed at Achieving Peace

Saudi Arabia: Hosting of Syrian Opposition Meeting Aimed at Achieving Peace

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 13:15
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz during a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired on Tuesday a cabinet meeting that underlined the importance of Riyadh’s hosting of an upcoming Syrian opposition meeting, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Information Minister Dr. Awad bin Saleh al-Awad said that meeting is aimed at bridging gaps between members of the opposition and unifying their ranks ahead of resuming direct negotiations in Geneva under the supervision of the United Nations.

Riyadh’s hosting of the meeting stems from the Kingdom’s policy of backing peace efforts and combating terrorism, continued the minister after the cabinet meeting that was held at the Yamamah Palace in the Saudi capital.

The gatherers then discussed the latest regional and international developments, strongly condemning the bombing that led to a fire in an oil pipeline near the village of Buri in Bahrain.

They stressed that they stand by Bahrain against all attempts aimed at destabilizing it and the security of its people.

King Salman also briefed the ministers on the talks he held with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and later Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

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