Jubeir: We look forward to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria

Jubeir is attending a ministerial conference held for Arab and European countries to discuss the Syrian file in Brussels. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 February 2019
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Jubeir: We look forward to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria

  • “We look forward to a result that preserves Syria's independence and unity and leads to the removal of its foreign forces,” Jubeir said
  • Jubeir is attending a ministerial conference held for Arab and European countries to discuss the Syrian file in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said that the kingdom is looking forward to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Syria on Monday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

“We look forward to a result that preserves Syria's independence and unity and leads to the removal of its foreign forces,” Jubeir said.

“We are consulting with the Arab countries for a result that included the implementation of UN resolution 2254,” he said from Brussels, where a ministerial conference is being held for Arab and European countries to discuss the Syrian file, adding that “Europeans and Arabs face common challenges in combating terrorism and extremism.”

He stressed that there are great promises to develop trade and investment between the two regions.


Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra

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Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra

BASRA: A rocket landed at the headquarters of several global major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, in Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers, police said.

The rocket hit the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters west of Basra, they said.

A security source said Exxon was preparing to evacuate some 20 foreign staff immediately.

Other companies operating at the site include Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Italian Eni SpA, oil officials said.

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