Saudi Arabia, Russia discuss Syrian crisis

Prince Saud al-Faisal and Sergey Lavrov discussed other regional and international matters

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Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud al-Faisal discussed on Monday the Syrian crisis with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during a phone conversation, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

During the conversation, the pair talked about possible political solutions to the three year civil war and discussed other regional and international matters.


Regarding the cooperation between the two countries, both sides confirmed their will for cooperation and development in all fields including trade, economy and energy, according to a statement released by the Russian foreign Ministry.

In February, Saudi Arabia lashed out at Russian criticism of the kingdom’s support for the Syrian opposition, saying it was Moscow’s support for the Syrian regime that encourages President Bashar al-Assad to continue with the war.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry expressed “surprise” at a Russian foreign ministry statement blaming the kingdom for the unrest in Syria.

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