12.1 C
Saturday, September 23, 2023
    HomeNewsAsiaSaudi Arabia FM visits Syria in first time since 2011, amid growing...

    Saudi Arabia FM visits Syria in first time since 2011, amid growing rapprochement with Assad

    - Advertisement -

    Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister has arrived in Syria’s capital today, in the first such official visit to the country since the outbreak of the ongoing conflict in 2011.

    Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, this afternoon, where he was welcomed at the airport by Syria’s Minister of Presidency Affairs, Mansour Azzam. He then reportedly met with Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, but no details of their meeting have yet been revealed.

    According to a statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry, the visit represents “the Kingdom’s keenness and interest to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis that ends all its repercussions and preserves Syria’s unity, security, stability and its Arab identity, and restores it to its Arab surroundings, in a way that achieves the good of its brotherly people.”

    READ: The world will regret bringing Assad in from the cold

    Bin Farhan’s visit to Syria comes a week after his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, visited the Kingdom – also the first such trip since 2011 – in which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations and consular services.

    Twelve years after the Syrian regime’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protests and the subsequent outbreak of the ongoing civil war, the prospect of allowing Syria to return to the Arab League and fold was discussed in the Organisation’s summit and gathering of Arab foreign ministers in Jeddah last week.

    Such a return was not accepted, however, as there remained pushback against the decision from some member states such as Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco and Yemen. Subsequently, the foreign ministers simply agreed that a political solution is the only way to resolve Syria’s crisis.

    READ: Morocco not invited to Jeddah Summit to discuss Syria’s return to Arab League

    Middle East Monitor

    - Advertisement -


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Keep exploring...

    Complete Guide to Eid Prayer: Rituals, Cleanliness, Process, and More

    Eid Prayer is a significant festival in Islam, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. One of the most important aspects...

    Eid Al-Fitr: A Comprehensive Guide to Recommended Acts on the Day of Celebration

    Eid Al-Fitr, often referred to as "Eid," is one of the most significant and joyous festivals in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end...

    Related Stories

    Iran congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day – Middle East Monitor

    Iran has greeted Saudi Arabia on the kingdom’s National Day amid a rapprochement between...

    Remembering Saudi National Day – Middle East Monitor

    Unless otherwise stated in the article above, this work by Middle East Monitor is...

    The Misunderstood Reason Millions of Americans Stopped Going to Church

    The defining problem driving people out is … just how American life works in...

    Libya flood disaster displaced over 43,000 people — IOM

    By AFP – Sep 22,2023 – Last updated at Sep 23,2023 A young flood survivor receives a...

    Mideast faces prospect of ‘environmental catastrophe’: Iraqi PM

    Prime Minister of Iraq Mohammed Shia Al Sudani addresses the 78th Session of the...

    Muslims and Jews must join forces to fight climate change

    RABBI MARC SCHNEIER September 22, 2023  Follow We have just entered the month-long season of the Jewish...

    Repentant Boko Haram member kills wife over alleged infidelity

    By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri A repentant Boko Haram member, Musa Dauda has killed his wife...

    Muslim girl turned away from school in France for wearing hijab files complaint with UN – Middle East Monitor

    A Muslim student, who had been turned away from school for wearing a kimono,...

    Explore More Articles

    Welcome to the enlightening realm of our Islamic Articles Page – a digital sanctuary where knowledge, spirituality, and the rich tapestry of Islamic culture converge. In an era where information flows ceaselessly and the world seems to spin faster each day, our platform stands as a steadfast beacon of wisdom and reflection.