King Abdullah arrives in Syria
July 29, 2010
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived in Damascus today, beginning the second leg of a four country tour that will include Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. At Damascus International Airport, the King and his delegation were received by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Afterwards, King Abdullah and President Al-Assad headed to the People’s Palace, where they held bilateral talks. The discussion focused on a number of Arab and Islamic issues, especially the Mideast Peace Process and the need to establish a Palestinian state based on the Arab Peace Plan. The talks also covered the situations in Iraq and Lebanon – specifically the urgent need to achieve national reconciliation in order to maintain the peace and territorial integrity of those countries. Bilateral relations were also discussed.
|Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad greets King Abdullah at Damascus International Airport
The session was attended by the King’s official delegation, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Chief of General Intelligence Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz; Education Minister Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Advisors to the King Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud, Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, and Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed Al-Saud; Prince Mansour bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Finance Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; and Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja.