Syria says efforts ongoing to improve relations with Saudi - local radio

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A man walks past a banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma, outside Damascus, Syria, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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DAMASCUS, May 26 (Reuters) - Efforts are being made to improve relations with Saudi Arabia and positive results may come soon, president Bashar al-Assad's political adviser told a local pro-government radio on Wednesday.

A visit by Syria's tourism minister to Riyadh this week would not have been possible in previous years and is a positive step, Bouthaina Shaaban told Sham FM.

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Reporting By Kinda Makieh, Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Alison Williams

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