Saudi foreign minister to visit Russia for Syria talks

Ministers met in Qatar on August 3 when Lavrov and Al Jubeir held a three-way meeting with Kerry

Moscow: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir will visit Moscow on Tuesday to discuss Syria conflict and Daesh with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign ministry said Saturday.

The two ministers last met in Qatar on August 3 when Lavrov, Jubeir and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a three-way meeting, with the situation in Syria topping the agenda.

The ministers will continue “a discussion on ways to resolve the crisis in Syria,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

Moscow said topics would include the “sharp growth in strength of various extremist groups, primarily Daesh”.

“The ministers will discuss the possibility of Russia-Saudi cooperation in fighting terrorism, which is in the interests of both countries,” the ministry said.

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