Asia News – Yesterday some senior Saudi officials met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, in an attempt to re-establish diplomatic relations that had been interrupted for at least a decade. Overnight news some sites and social pages close to the Syrian leadership reported that the Riyadh delegation was led by intelligence chief Khalid Al-Humaidan.
The meeting was also attended by the head of Syrian security services Ali Mamlouk. In the event of a positive turnaround in the negotiations, plans include the reopening of the Saudi diplomatic representation in Damascus after the feast of Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of Islamic fasting and prayer.
The newspaper, published in London, also reports that the components of the diplomatic mission are expected to return to Syria in the coming weeks for further negotiations.
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