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Saudi, Syrian intelligence chiefs meet in Cairo

The meeting between the Saudi and Syrian intelligence chiefs is a further step to reintegrate Syria's role in the Arab League — which is opposed by the United States.
The empty seat of the representative of Syria is seen during the Arab League summit, Sweimeh, Jordan, March 29, 2017.

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Gen. Khalid bin Ali Al Humaidan met Nov. 13 with his Syrian counterpart Hussam Luka in Cairo, on the sidelines of the Arab Intelligence Forum. This comes as part of the Egyptian efforts to unfreeze Damascus’ membership in the Arab League and end any Arab disputes.

On Nov. 9, Egypt hosted the Arab Intelligence Forum, which was attended by a number of the intelligence services’ directors in the region. During the forum that discussed many regional and international issues, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed the attendants via videoconference, and urged the directors to further cooperate in countering the challenges in order to preserve the Arab national security and stability.

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