Saudi and French ministers say more support needed for Syrian opposition

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Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal agreed with his French counterpart Lauren Fabius on Saturday that a political resolution is the best means to end the ongoing Syrian crisis.

In a statement released by the French Foreign Ministry, the ministers called for strengthening the Syrian opposition in its fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

The ministers also discussed the situation in Egypt, stressing that the current Egyptian leaders should take swift steps to implement the country’s roadmap to restore democracy.

On relations with Iran, Faisal and Fabius said that they expect Iran to show more cooperation on the subject of its nuclear program.

The ministers also outlined the significance of cooperation between France and Saudi Arabia in the fields of defense, security and energy.

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