Saudi Cabinet: Exit of foreign militias a must for Syria peace

By khalidy at 2020-01-01 • 0 collector • 148 pageviews

The Saudi cabinet of tuesday called on the international community to take steps for a complete withdrawal of foreign forces and militias, backed mainly by Iran, to ensure lasting peace in Syria and the social cohesion of the war-torn country. The weekly session, chaired by King Salman in Riyadh, reviewed the final statement of a recent meeting between Syrian stakeholders. The ministers stressed the importance of continuing the political process in accordance with international decisions.

The Cabinet welcomed an agreement between the Kingdom and Kuwait to resume pumping at two major oilfields in a shared neutral zone.

The meeting also reviewed the latest global and regional developments. Saudi media minister Turki Al-Shabanah, in a statement issued to the Saudi press agency said the ministers praised the adoption of a resolution on Rohingya muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, which was presented by Saudi Arabia at the UN General Assembly. They said the Kingdom wants a solution to this problem and recognition of their basic rights.

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