Kerry, Saudi leaders discuss Syria, Libya and importance of a 72-hour ceasefire
Washington: The US Secretary of State John Kerry had a crucial meeting with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia on the margins of the G20 in Hangzhou, China.
According to the US Department of State Spokesperson John Kirby, the leaders discussed a range of global and regional issues, including climate change, Syria, and Libya.
Kerry stressed the importance of implementing a 72-hour ceasefire by all sides to provide space for the UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to engage in consultations with both sides. The Saudis agreed, provided it is implemented by all sides.
On Yemen, the leaders reviewed the latest ideas discussed in Jeddah with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Quadrilateral working group.