RIYADH, Jan. 5, (Xinhua)-- Saudi Arabia and Egypt affirmed on Saturday the importance of peaceful transition of power in Syria, Saudi News Agency reported.
After a meeting in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal and his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Kamel Amr called for the peaceful transition of power to spare the Syrian people of tragedies and sufferings.
The foreign ministers said in a press conference that the situation in Syria was the top topic of their talks.
"We also discussed in this framework the results of the on- going efforts and international communications and the need to push them to achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people towards ending bloodshed and maintaining the security and stability and the unity, sovereignty and independence of the Syrian territory," the Saudi foreign minister said.
Amr said the meeting also discussed enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries, especially commercial relations.