Saudi Arabia Welcomes Syria Ceasefire

'The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following with interest the start of the temporary ceasefire in Syria,' the state news agency reports.

Saudi King Salman (R) speaks with his son and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 9, 2016.
Saudi Press Agency via Reuters

REUTERS - Saudi Arabia, a supporter of Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, on Tuesday welcomed a ceasefire in Syria and said it hoped the deal would lead to the resumption of peace talks on the basis of the Geneva 1 accord. 

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following with interest the start of the temporary ceasefire in Syria," Saudi state news agency reported, quoting a foreign ministry official. 

"It (the kingdom) expressed its welcome for the ceasefire agreement which would ease the humanitarian suffering of the brotherly Syrian people."