Saudi Arabia and Syria selected Tuesday to renew the work of their diplomatic missions after greater than a decade of closing embassies in each international locations following the outbreak of the disaster in Syria.
The Saudi International Ministry mentioned in a press release carried by the state information company (SPA) that the transfer took “into consideration” the choice of the Council of Arab International Ministers final week to renew the participation of Syrian delegations in conferences of the Council of the League of Arab States.
She defined: “Primarily based on the ties of brotherhood that unite the peoples of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Syrian Arab Republic, and to be able to contribute to the event of joint Arab motion, and to strengthen safety and stability within the area (. ..) the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has determined to renew the work of its diplomatic mission within the Syrian Arab Republic.”
And on Sunday, the League of Arab States determined to renew the participation of Syrian authorities delegations in its conferences, greater than 11 years after the suspension of actions in Damascus, following the demonstrations, which become a bloody battle that has divided Syria and affected its economic system and infrastructure.
On April 18, Saudi International Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad within the first official Saudi go to to Damascus because the boycott. Final month, Syrian International Minister Faisal al-Miqdad toured Arab international locations, together with Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.
And Saudi Arabia introduced in March that it was holding talks with Syria concerning the resumption of consular companies between the 2 international locations, after the estrangement that started with the closure of the embassy in 2012.
However, Syria determined to renew the work of its diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia, in response to the official Syrian Information Company (SANA), shortly after Riyadh introduced the resumption of the work of its diplomatic mission in Syria.
“The Syrian Arab Republic has determined to renew the work of its diplomatic mission within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” mentioned a press release reported by SANA, citing an official supply on the Ministry of International Affairs and Expatriates.