RIYADH, Aug 24 — Saudi Arabia is to host on Sunday a meeting of foreign ministers from several Arab states, which are interested in Syria’s affairs, to discuss the conflict in the troubled nation.
The ministers will discuss the latest developments in Syria and the overall situation in the region, said a statement by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday.
Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were to take part in Sunday’s talks to be held in the kingdom’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, noted the statement.
In Cairo, Before heading to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was quoted by the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) Saturday evening as saying that these Arab states would seek to end the Syrian crisis through an appropriate political framework.
A week ago, there was coordination to hold such meeting, he said, indicating that reported US plans to intervene on a wider scale in Syria and Iraq would be also tackled in the meeting.
The US has firmly objected to heavy military involvement in Syria and Iraq. However, Washington has carried out air strikes on militants’ bases in Iraq and has dispatched a token force of personnel to Baghdad to aid the government and boost security for the American mission serving in the nation.