Prince Saud holds consultations in Tunisia

January 30, 2013

The 2nd session of the Political Follow-Up and Consultation Committee between the Kingdom and Tunisia was held in Tunis yesterday under the co-chairmanship of Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and his Tunisian counterpart, Foreign Minister Rafiq Abdulsalam. During his address to the session, Prince Saud praised the depth of relations binding the two countries and pointed out the commonality of their viewpoints. “There is no difference in views between the two countries, regarding Arab and international issues,” he stated.

Prince Saud said that the Kingdom supports Tunisia’s call for making the Middle East a zone free of weapons of mass destruction. He called on Iran to share this stance, through abiding by the decisions and recommendations of the 5+1 Group, in addition to ending its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

Regarding Syria, the Saudi Foreign Minister asserted that the Syrian leadership has lost its Arab, Islamic and international legitimacy. He insisted that the only path forward now is to combine the efforts of Arab and Islamic countries to support Syria and demand that the United Nations and the Security Council take a position that ends this conflict.

Following the session, the Tunisian Foreign minister held a luncheon in honor of Prince Saud. During his brief trip, the Saudi Foreign Minister met with a number of other officials, including Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and Chairman of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly Mustapha bin Jaafar.