Syria : Al-Assad Meets with Omani Foreign Minister, Putin Meets with KSA King

President al-Assad to Omani Foreign Minister: Eliminating terrorism will contribute to success of political track in Syria
26 October، 2015
Damascus, SANA

President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Oman’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi.

The two sides discussed Syrian-Omani relations, affirming that the two countries’ leaderships are committed to continuing cooperation and coordination to boost fraternal relations between their peoples, serve the security and stability of the region, and preserve the interests of their peoples.

They also discussed developments in the region, particularly the war against terrorism in Syria, and the ideas proposed on regional and international levels to help resolve the crisis in Syria.

President al-Assad voiced the Syrian people’s appreciation for Oman’s positions towards Syria, saying that he welcomes Oman’s honest efforts to help Syrians realize their aspirations in a way that puts an end to the suffering caused to them by terrorism and preserves the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

His Excellency also asserted that eliminating terrorism will contribute to the success of any political track in Syria.

For his part, Minister bin Alawi affirmed Oman commitment to Syria’s unity and sovereignty, saying that his country continues to exert every possible effort to help find a solution that would end the crisis in Syria.

In the same context, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met bin Alawi and discussed with him the developments of the crisis in Syria and the importance of fighting terrorism.

Back on August 6th, al-Moallem met bin Alawi in Oman, with both sides stating that the time has come for constructive efforts to unite in order to end the crisis in Syria on the basis of realizing the Syrians’ aspirations of fighting terrorism, achieving security and stability, and preserving Syria’s sovereignty and unity.

Al-Moallem and bin Alawi had also asserted the need to continue cooperation and coordination to realize the mutual goals of the two countries’ peoples and leaderships.

Hazem Sabbagh

Kremlin: President Putin discusses with KSA King Situation in Syria
26 October، 2015
Moscow, SANA

Telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Monday with Saudi king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz the situation in Syria and means to reach a political settlement to the crisis in Syria, during a Saudi-initiated phone call.

The Kremlin added that the talks tackled a number of issues, including the settlement in Syria and the results of the quadruple meeting that was held in Vienna last Friday.

Lavrov, Kerry discusses crisis in Syria

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with his US counterpart Johan Kerry aspects of solving the crisis in Syria with the participation of regional countries.

“The two sides discussed, in a telephone call, steps that could be taken to encourage efforts aiming at launching the political process in Syria with participation of the main countries of the region,” Russia foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to Russia Today Website.

In a relevant context, a telephone call was made between Lavrov and his UAE counterpart, Abdullah bin Zaid Al Nahyan.

“Talks during the call dealt with the situation in Syria and the ways to activate efforts of all sides in order to combat terrorists and launch the political process in Syria as soon as possible,” The Russian Foreign Ministry added.

M.Nassr/Mazen Eyon