BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir hailed the new Idlib buffer zone agreement for ensuring a peaceful solution to the situation in this Syrian province.
“Excellent, excellent,” Jubeir said, when asked how Saudi Arabia assessed the agreements on Idlib.
The minister expressed the hope that the situation around Idlib could be resolved through negotiations.
“Any time you avoid a situation when the conflict increases it is a positive step. And we hope that that issue can be dealt with through negotiations. I think this is a positive development,” Jubeir said.’
Saudi Arabia has changed their tone towards the Syrian government over the last year, despite the fact they still do not have any diplomatic relations.