Kingdom hopes for unity of Syrian opposition


Saudi Gazette report

— The Council of Ministers said on Monday that the hosting of the Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh later this month emanates from the Kingdom’s policy to support the efforts for peace and counter terrorism.

The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, expressed the Kingdom’s hope that the initiative will help unite the opposition ranks.

Saudi Arabia is to host a meeting of the Syrian opposition in Riyadh from Nov. 22 to 24 at the request of opposition factions and will aim to form a “joint negotiating delegation to resume direct negotiations in Geneva under the auspices of the UN.”

After the Cabinet session, Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad said the ministers discussed the King’s visit to Madinah and valued the launching of several development projects worth more than SR7 billion.

The Cabinet condemned the terror attack targeting an oil pipeline in Bahrain.