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The Saudi newspaper Telegraph reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia would renew its relations with Syria and open its embassy in Damascus early this year or at least 2019.
In a report titled "All Roads Lead to Damascus," the newspaper said that the move from Saudi Arabia, the strongest country in the region that had opposed Bashar al-Assad and stressed the importance of his departure from power, would give the Syrian president "unprecedented legitimacy" A new era, after about 8 years of isolation, war and destruction.
"Everything was planned, from Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Damascus last month and the subsequent opening of the embassies of the UAE and Bahrain," the Telegraph quoted Syrian-British analyst Danny Mekki, who has contacts with the Syrian government, as saying.
"My sources in Damascus confirm to me that Saudi Arabia will make that move sometime this year," he said. "It may be in the beginning or the middle."
"Without a doubt, after a year or two, we will reopen our embassy there," one British diplomat was quoted as saying with a confused smile.
Last week, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt expressed London's belief that Assad would remain in power "for some time."