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Saudi team leaves Tunis Syria meet over 'inactivity'

Dubai, February 25, 2012

Saudi Arabia's delegation walked out of a 'Friends of Syria' meeting in Tunis on Friday over what it saw as the gathering's 'inactivity', Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said, but a Saudi official said it had only left to attend bilateral talks.

The television station said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal left the meeting after saying in a speech that focusing on humanitarian aid to Syria was 'not enough'.

Asked about the report, an aide to the Saudi foreign minister told Reuters: 'We left to attend bilateral meetings' on the sidelines of the 'Friends of Syria' conference.-Reuters


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