The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met his German counterpart Frank‑Walter Steinmeier and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR) Federica Mogherini separately in Paris on Monday on the side-lines of the ministerial meeting for countries that are dedicated to supporting the Syrian opposition.
A number of topics that appeared on the agenda of the meetings and recent developments concerning Syria were discussed. Other topics of discussion include the need to implement the cessation of hostilities agreement and ways to accelerate efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis in accordance with the principles of the Geneva 1 declaration and UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
It is noteworthy that the meeting of countries dedicated to supporting the Syrian opposition was hosted by France and attended by France, the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, Germany, Britain, Italy and the European Union. It was also attended by the Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) Riad Hijab. After the ministerial meeting, the Foreign Minister made statements to the media during which he stressed the kingdom’s commitment to support the Syrian opposition and the Syrian people until they obtain their legitimate rights to build a stable state that does not include the presence of Bashar Al-Assad.
In a related development, the Saudi Foreign Minister held a meeting with the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee Dr Riad Hijab yesterday in the French capital, Paris. They discussed the latest developments of the Syria issue including international efforts to stop violations against the Syrian people, and the resumption of compliance with the cessation of hostilities and ways to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.