Saudi Arabia's King Khalid and Syria's President Hafez Al-Assad held formal talks on strengthening bilateral relations between their two countries in Damascus on Friday (26 December).
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Background: Saudi Arabia's King Khalid and Syria's President Hafez Al-Assad held formal talks on strengthening bilateral relations between their two countries in Damascus on Friday (26 December).
King Khalid is making his first visit to Syria since he became King last March.
The two leaders met for more than two hours and exchanged views on Middle East development and Arab problems.
They also toured the Syrian frontline town of Kuneitra and attended a service in a local Mosque.
King Khalid said his country would spare no effort in helping to defeat Israel and in restoring a just and lasting Middle East peace.
The monarch had arrived in Syria from Jorden where he had held talks of a similar nature with King Hussein.
King Khalid also said that he hoped all occupied Arab territories would be liberated in the near future.
"I am confident that victory is near," he said.
SYNOPSIS: Saudi Arabia's King Khalid made his first official visit to Syria last week. The tour began on Friday.
One of the first points of inspection was the frontline town of Kuneitra, regained by Syria under the 1974 Syria-Israel disengagement act.
Damage in Kuneitra has still to be repaired. Many buildings were levelled during the war with Israel.
King Khalid toured the town with Syria's President Hafez Al-Assad.
The two leaders also attended a service in the local Omayada Mosque.
After their public duties King Khalid and President met for formal talks. The discussions lasted for more than two hours and covering the strengthening of bilateral relations.
King Khalid said his country would spare no effort in helping to defeat Israel and to restoring a just peace in the Middle East. He also expressed the hope that "all Arab countries will be liberated in the near future."