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All Roads Lead to Damascus: Saudi Embassy might Reopen in 2019

All Roads Lead to Damascus: Saudi Embassy might Reopen in 2019
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British diplomat in Beirut confirmed that his country is moving toward resuming its embassy in Damascus. "Within a year or two, we can resume our embassy there," British Telegraph said.

The British newspaper said that this statement "reveals the extent of political change against Syria, as long as the United Kingdom insisted on the [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad’s resignation, but the British Foreign Minister announced this week that al-Assad may remain in power.

The newspaper added: “…Things began to change, especially after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced last week the resumption of their embassies in Damascus. Although Saudi Arabia has been a strong opponent of the Assad regime, it may be the next to open the embassy earlier this year.”

He said." Syria's relations with Arab countries have gone through a rapid phase of diplomacy, culminating in the resumption of embassies and a change of tone towards Damascus, "British analyst Danny McKay, an analyst with government, said." Saudi Arabia has not opened its embassy yet, but sources in Damascus told me that it will happen in early mid-2019.

According to the British newspaper, Arab leaders are currently discussing the possibility of Damascus participating in the presence of the Arab economic summit in Beirut later this month, which can serve as a test for the Arab League Summit in Tunisia in March.

European countries can follow the state of Arabia to repair relations with Syria, Makki said. It will take time. The accusations of war crimes, lack of government reforms and the existence of relations with Iran and Russia are still points that cannot easily be ruled out.

The newspaper pointed out that Syria is one of the most important geopolitical and economic on the one hand, and one of the most oil-rich countries in the world on the other.

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has quoted former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as saying: "You cannot wage war in the Middle East without Egypt, and you cannot create peace without Syria."

Source: Telegraph, Edited by website team

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