Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Receives President of 77th Session of UN General Assembly

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Cabinet Member, and Envoy for Climate Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir received President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly Csaba Korosi, in Riyadh today.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the situation in the region and the international efforts exerted towards them, and discussed the Kingdom's efforts and its initiatives in the field of preserving the environment and reducing climate change, including the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green initiative, in addition to initiatives aimed at reaching renewable energy and zero neutrality.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasil.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Foreign Minister Participates in Ministerial Meeting on Developments of Syrian Crisis

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated today in the Ministerial Meeting on the developments of the Syrian crisis, held at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.

During the meeting, the attendees consulted and exchanged views on the efforts made to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis that ends its repercussions and preserves Syria's unity, security, stability, and Arab identity; returns it to its Arab surroundings, to achieve the good of its brotherly people.

The meeting also reviewed the results of the consultative meeting on Syria held in Jeddah in April 2023, and the meeting of the ministerial contact group on Syria held in Amman in May 2023.

The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for International Multilateral Affairs Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Rassi, and the Director General of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Office Abdulrahman Al-Dawood, attended the meeting.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Foreign Minister Participates in Ministerial Meeting on Situation in Sudan

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated today in the Ministerial Meeting on the situation in Sudan, held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

During the meeting, the developments in the Republic of Sudan were discussed, in addition to stressing the importance of stopping the military escalation between the conflicting parties and ending the violence.

The meeting also reviewed developments in the Saudi-US initiative to host representatives of the conflicting Sudanese parties in Jeddah on May 6, which aims to pave the way for dialogue and reduce the level of tension in a way that guarantees the security and stability of Sudan.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Multilateral Affairs, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Rassi, and the Director-General of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Office, Abdulrahman Al-Dawood, also attended the meeting.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Arab Foreign Ministers Decide to Resume Participation of Syrian Delegations in Meetings of Arab League

At the level of Arab Foreign Ministers, the Council of the League of Arab States has decided to resume the participation of delegations of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic in the meetings of the Council of the League of Arab States, and all its affiliated organizations and agencies, as of today. The Council issued this resolution in its extraordinary session held today at the Arab League headquarters to discuss developments in Syria.

The Council reaffirmed its commitment to preserving Syria's sovereignty, territorial unity, stability, and regional integrity, based on the charter and principles of the League of Arab States. It also stressed the importance of continuing and intensifying Arab efforts aimed at helping Syria to end its crisis, which has caused the suffering of the Syrian people for years.

The Council welcomed the Arab statements from the Jeddah and Amman meetings on Syria that were released on April 14 and May 1, respectively, as well as the eagerness to begin a leading Arab role in efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis that addresses all of the humanitarian, security, and political consequences for Syria and its people, as well as the effects of this crisis on neighbouring countries, the region, and the world, particularly the burden of refugees, the danger of terrorism, and the danger of drug smuggling.

The Council also welcomed the Arab Republic of Syria's willingness to work with other Arab nations to put the outcomes of the pertinent Arab statements into practice, as well as the necessity of putting into practice the agreements and consensus reached at the Amman meeting and adopting the necessary mechanisms to activate the Arab role. In accordance with Security Council Resolution No. 2254, the Council emphasized the need for practical and effective measures to be taken in order to gradually resolve the crisis. These measures should begin with ongoing measures that permit the delivery of humanitarian aid to all Syrians in need in accordance with the mechanisms adopted in pertinent Security Council resolutions.

The Council decided to form a ministerial liaison committee consisting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League to follow up on the implementation of the Amman Declaration and to continue the direct dialogue with the Syrian government to reach a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis that addresses all its consequences, according to the step-for-step approach, and in line with the Security Council resolution 2254 and the committee submits periodic reports to the Arab League Council at the ministerial level.

The Council called on the Secretary-General of the Arab League to follow up on the implementation of the resolution.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Karbala police arrested four people who killed a citizen

The Police Command of the city of Karbala announced the provisions of its arrest against four suspects for killing a citizen within a record period of no more than one hour.

A police statement, which NINA obtained a copy of, stated that the Anti-crime detachments, after hearing of a murder incident in Al-Razzaza area, formed a work team that included a number of officers and associates, and with field follow-up by the provincial police chief, Major General Ahmed Ali Zweni, and the Director of the Anti-crime department. The work team found that the body had been stabbed by a wounding instrument in the chest area, after which they proceeded urgently and quickly to circulate descriptions of people, collect information, and pursue them with caution and attention. After only one hour, the efforts of the work team resulted in arresting the four suspects, and after in-depth investigation with them and confronting them with evidence, they collapsed and openly confessed they killed the victim, and the weapon of the crime was seized, and their statements were confirmed judicially, and they were referred to the judiciary to receive their just punishment according to the law.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

US State Department: The United States does not believe that Syria deserves to return to the Arab League at this stage

The US State Department confirmed that the United States does not believe that Syria deserves to return to the Arab League at this stage.

The US State Department said, according to Al-Jazeera satellite channel: that Washington understands that the partners are seeking direct contact with Bashar al-Assad to pressure for a solution to the Syrian crisis.

The US State Department continued: We question Assad's desire to resolve the Syrian crisis, but we agree with the Arab partners on the ultimate goals.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency