2002 News Story

Syrian President on brief visit to Kingdom

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh yesterday Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, with whom he held talks attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, and a number of princes and ministers. The talks covered developments in the Middle East situation, notably the Palestinian issue, with the two sides reiterating support for the Palestinian people and restoration of their legitimate rights, including that of establishing an independent State.