The return of the Bashar al-Assad regime to the Arab fold is faster than ever. “Discussions between the officials of the kingdom are ongoing. [saoudien] and their counterparts in Syria to resume consular services.” between the two countries, the Saudi satellite channel reported on Thursday, March 23. Al Ekhbariya, with reference to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia. According to sources cited by Pan-Arab daily Ashark Al-Awsat, the first step after these discussions could be “opening airspace between the two countries”.

A few hours earlier, a French-language Lebanese newspaper writes. East Day, Reuters reported that Syria and Saudi Arabia have decided to reopen their offices after more than a decade of diplomatic ties. After the Syrian regime’s bloody crackdown on a popular uprising in 2011 that escalated into war, Syria was expelled from the Arab League and Riyadh, which raised the case