Ministers of five Arab countries to hold meeting to seek political solution for crisis in Syria

Cairo, SANA – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that he will be taking part in a meeting with four other foreign ministers from Arab countries to seek a political solution for the crisis in Syria in light of the growing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

A statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that Shoukry will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening and participate in the meeting which will take place on Sunday with the participation of the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and the Emirates.

The statement said that this meeting comes in light of the deteriorating situation in the region and the growing influence of extremism movements and ISIS, which necessitates finding a political solution for the crisis in Syria to restore stability in it and establish suitable conditions for combating terrorism which is now a phenomenon that threatens regional security in an unprecedented manner.

Hazem Sabbagh

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