Riyadh, 24 January 2022 (TDI): The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, received the Special Envoy of the Russian President for Syrian settlement affairs, Alexander Lavrentiev. 

Russian Envoy and Prince Crown Meeting Details 

The Russian envoy conveyed the greetings of President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation to the Crown Prince. He then reciprocated the greetings to the Russian President and thanked him for his commitment to Syrian affairs. 

In addition to that, during the reception, the two authorities discussed different topics. Especially those related to their bilateral relations, the latest developments in Syria, and the strategies to move to a post-conflict scenario in the country. 

On the other hand, the Saudi Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, and National CyberSecurity Chairman Mused bin Mohammad Al-Aiban attended the meeting.

Not to mention the Chief of General Intelligence, Khalid bin Ali Al-Humaidan who joined early alongside the Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department. 

Russian Special Envoy visits Syria

Besides that, the Russian special Envoy also made a stop in Syria. In this regard, the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad along with the Russian delegation greatly welcomed the envoy and thanked him for this visit. 

During the meeting, they talked about the latest developments in the regional and international arenas and political issues of common interest. 

In addition to that, they also discussed areas of Syrian-Russian bilateral cooperation and the positive repercussions of this cooperation in the victories achieved in the Syrian war. In addition, they focused on the return of security and stability to most of the Syrian territories.

Likewise, Lavrentiev conveyed President Putin’s greetings to President al-Assad and the Syrian people. He stressed that the Russian Federation attaches special importance to developing the relationship with Syria on an ongoing basis.

Finally, they agreed on strengthening cooperation between institutions from both parties. Especially supporting the Syrian people in everything that helps them to overcome the war’s aftermath.