PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday assured Foreign Minister Qureshi of the Kingdom’s complete and overwhelming support towards solving the issues with India in a peaceful manner.
He held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Mr. Qureshi upon arrival in Islamabad today. In his meet with the premier, the two discussed the ongoing Pak-India tensions and matters of regional and bilateral interest.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood, and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua were also present during the meeting.
The minister is visiting Pakistan on the instructions of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. When making the announcement regarding the minister’s visit, Qureshi had told reporters that the Saudi envoy is coming to Pakistan with a special message from Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
al-Jubeir’s visit is part of global efforts to de-escalate tensions between Pakistan and India.
On Wednesday, PM Khan Khan said that tensions between Pakistan and India had reduced and the threat of war was eliminated through timely and wise decisions, but cautioned that the situation on the borders was still tense.
The Pakistani foreign minister on Wednesday, thanked Saudi Arabia, among other countries, for their contribution in easing the situation between India and Pakistan.
The Saudi FM’s arrival comes after last month’s visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during which the kingdom signed over $20 billion investment deals with Pakistan.
Both the countries also signed seven memorandums in different fields including oil refining, LNG and mineral development. Sports, media, culture and enhancing bilateral trade are some other areas both countries are focusing in.