BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Saudi Ambassador to Russia Abdulrahman Al-Rassi stated on Friday that Moscow and Riyadh currently see eye-to-eye on the Syria settlement.
Rassi said that Russia and Saudi Arabia currently maintain close contacts on Syria and regional developments.
The Saudi Ambassador said that his government plans to discuss the prospects of a potential Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia was previously an opponent of the Syrian government and still has no relations with Damascus; however, their tone appears to have changed dramatically over the last 12 months.
In fact, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mu’allem acknowledged Riyadh’s change of tone during a speech last month.