RIYADH, 6th January, 2016 (WAM) — Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, has received the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura.

The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted Al-Jubeir in a press statement following the meeting, as saying that the UN envoy’s visit to the Kingdom is an opportunity for consultation and exchanging views on pushing the Syrian peace process on the basis of the principles of the ‘Geneva 1’ talks, and recent meetings in Vienna and New York.

The foreign minister indicated that the UN envoy briefed him on the outcomes of his meetings with the Syrian opposition in Riyadh regarding the formation of a negotiating team, and saying that they held talks about the next steps for the process to reach a peaceful solution for the Syrian crisis.