Al-Assad visits Saudi Arabia for the first time in 13 years to attend the summit…

On Thursday, the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, heads to the Saudi city of Jeddah to attend the Arab summit on Friday.

This visit is the first for Assad to Saudi Arabia in 13 years, specifically in early 2010.

The regime-affiliated news agency SANA reported that al-Assad “is heading today to the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the work of the thirty-second session of the Arab League Council meeting at the summit level, which will be held tomorrow, Friday.”

She pointed out that, on May 10, Assad received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to participate in the summit.

On Thursday morning, presidents, leaders and kings of Arab countries began flocking to Jeddah to participate in the summit.

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On May 7, the League of Arab States announced the end of the freeze on the Damascus seat for about 12 years, against the backdrop of military repression of popular protests that erupted in 2011 to demand a peaceful transfer of power.

King Salman presides over the Jeddah summit, and it is expected that the level of representation will be “high”, according to observers, in light of attempts to zero Arab crises.

Saudi-Syrian relations officially returned after an 11-year rupture, due to the Syrian revolution and the massacres committed by the Assad regime.

During the past four years, most of the Arab countries have restored their relationship with the Assad regime, while some countries are still sticking to their position rejecting normalization with Damascus without real reform, similar to the Qatari government.

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