Submitted by Khaled Iskef.
On March 10th, Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, said that the Syrian crisis requires a political solution that needs coordination between the Government and the opposition. During a press conference with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, Ben Farhan indicated that Syria should return to the Arab League and enjoy stability and security, adding that his country has been keen to find a way to stop the bleeding in the brother country since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.
The Saudi Minister affirmed that Riyadh is also keen to coordinate with the Russian side regarding the Syrian file, and Saudi Arabia agrees with Russia on the importance of finding a political path that leads to a settlement and stabilization of the situation in Syria because there is no solution to the Syrian crisis but political.
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he discussed with Saudi officials regional issues and the situation in the Gulf, and emphasized ensuring security in the region, noting that the talks paid great attention to the Syrian file, the unity of Syria and its territorial integrity, and the Syrians’ right to independently determine their future pursuant to the text of International Resolution No./ 2254 /.
In the same context, the Russian President’s Special Envoy for Syrian Settlement Affairs, Alexander Lavrentiev, met with the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and they discussed the latest developments in Syria. However, the outcomes were not revealed.
The Emirati Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has previously claimed, after his meeting with Lavrov, that Syria’s return to the Arab League is inevitable.
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