The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, met today, at the Ministry’s office in Riyadh, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the UN to Syria, Geir Pedersen.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the Syrian arena and the region and exchanged views on issues of common concern.
The meeting was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Saud Al-Sati.
Since mid-March 2011, Syria has witnessed an unprecedented protest movement against the regime led by President Bashar al-Assad, and since then the violence in the country has worsened.
With the absence of a political solution horizon, the country has entered a dark tunnel whose consequences and endings are difficult to predict.
Because of the war in Syria, the number of refugees is increasing, fleeing the violence.
As for the international community, which provides aid, even if it is insufficient, it seems unable to put an end to this problem, especially since many international and regional parties provide it with money and weapons.
The prospect of a political solution is still far away due to the difference in priorities between the Syrian government and the opposition factions.