Assad invited to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal was in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, indicating an improvement in the relations between the two Arab countries. Syrian state-run news agency SANA quoted Assad as telling the Saudi Minister that "Arabs should find a way to handle their disagreements cordially."
During the meeting, Prince Saud also extended an invitation on behalf of Saudi King Abdullah to Assad for visiting the kingdom, the Syrian state-run agency reported.
Al-Faisal's visit to Damascus comes a day after an Arab League meeting in Egypt, where he had warned non-Arab countries against interfering in Arab issues and called for Arab unity. The meeting also discussed Palestinian reconciliation and the regional influence of Iran.