Saudi Defense Minister Arrives in Damascus
Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz began Monday a two-day visit to Syria aimed at reinforcing bilateral cooperation.
Prince Sultan was welcomed at the Damascus airport by Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustapha Miro and Defense Minister General Mustapha Tlass.
The official Syrian press reported the Saudi defense minister and the Syrian officials were due to discuss "the latest developments in the region and the strengthening of brotherly relations in various fields".
Saudi ambassador to Damascus Bakr Abdullah bin Bakr told official daily Tishrin that Syrian-Saudi relations were "solid".
"The kingdom supports our Arab brothers' struggle to recover their rights and the territories occupied by Israel", he added.
Saudi agency SPA said Sunday that Prince Sultan's visit was in response to an invitation by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Saudi defense minister flew to Damascus from Amman, where he held talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan -- DAMASCUS (AFP)
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