Washington, Shawwal 11, 1437, Jul 16, 2016, SPA -- The Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said here today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would welcome Russian effective participation, in the war against IS, or "Daesh" terrorist outfit, in Syria; however, not in exchange for maintaining the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in power or more attacks on the moderate opposition.

Al-Jubeir added, at a news conference here, that Saudi Arabia is following US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with his Russian counterpart, as Kerry carries a proposals on strengthening military cooperation, in the field of information against Daesh, al-Qaeda and other terrorists, in Syria, to the Russians.

Everything that can be done to involve Russia, in the fight against "Daesh" terrorist group, in an effective manner, would be welcomed by the people, but cannot be neither in exchange to retain al-Assad's authority, nor for the Russians to continue attacking the moderate Syrian opposition, Al-Jubeir concluded.