Saudi Arabia and Syria agree to reopen embassies after more than a decade
Reuters reported this information in a report on Friday (March 24).
Syria and Saudi Arabia have now agreed to reopen their embassies after cutting diplomatic ties more than a decade ago, according to reports.
In addition, a regional source connected to Damascus said that contacts between Riyadh and Damascus have gained momentum after a recent landmark agreement to restore Saudi Arabia’s relations with Iran, the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Reuters reported that the restoration of ties between Riyadh and Damascus would be considered the most significant development in the move by Arab states to normalize relations with President Assad. After the Syrian civil war began in 2011, many Western and Arab states began to avoid Syria.
A second regional source connected to Damascus told Reuters that “the governments of the two countries are preparing to reopen their embassies after Eid ul Fitr” in the second half of April this year.
According to a Gulf diplomat, the decision to open the embassy came as a result of Saudi Arabia’s discussions with a top Syrian intelligence official.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Syrian government have yet to comment on this.