Saudi FM on reports over Lebanon government

We want to carry our relations to wider horizons with Turkey, Al Saud noted.

Saudi FM on reports over Lebanon government

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud al-Faysal bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud said Wednesday that the resignations of ministers who were members of the Hezbollah Party in Lebanon would lead to divisions and such a scenario posed a major threat to the Middle East.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Al Saud thanked the Turkish government for the hospitality displayed.

We are pleased with the depth Turkish-Saudi Arabian relations have reached. The good level of relations has reflected on all areas. We want to carry our relations to wider horizons, Al Saud noted.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia continuously consult with each other. We have handled regional problems and regional problems affect all. Efforts to solve the regional problems are crucial for the security and stability of the region, Al Saud said.

Talks on the Palestinian issue must continue and Israel has to assume a great responsibility, Al Saud said.

Israel acts against the international will and acts out of international legitimacy, Al Saud stressed.

Israel continues to occupy Palestinian territory and the peace process was unsuccessful due to Israel's acts against the Palestinian people, Al Saud noted.

Pointing out the importance of establishing a Palestinian state whose capital would be Jerusalem, Al Saud also praised Turkey's policies vis-a-vis Iraq.

We will extend support to Turkey's policies on Iraq. Turkey's role in the region is getting more important, Al Saud also said.


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Hezbollah, allies "to quit Lebanon govt", US blamed - UPDATED



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