Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for diplomatic solution to Middle East disputes

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Published: December 15, 2019 12:33
Ashfaq Ahmed, Associate Editor – Online

 

Pakistan Prime Minister visited Saudi Arabia for the fourth time since May, 2019 to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Image Credit: SP

Dubai: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for resolving the Middle East disputes and differences through diplomatic means.

His comments came as he called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman during his fourth visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday since May, 2019.

“Pakistan would continue to facilitate all efforts in that direction with a view to precluding conflict, defusing tensions and preserving peace for the benefit of the region and the world,” Imran said in the bilateral meeting held in Saudi capital. The leadership on both sides remains determined to take Pak-Saudi relations to a new level, according APP, the official news agency of Pakistan.

According to Pakistan Foreign Office, Prime Minister Imran paid a day long visit to the Kingdom as part of regular exchanges at the leadership level between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Imran first arrived in Madinah and visited the Prophet’s Mosque before heading to Riyadh. In Riyadh, Khan was received by Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar at King Khalid International Airport.

Imran held wide-ranging consultations with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman covering bilateral matters and developments in the regional context.
Prime Minister Imran emphasised the strategic importance of Pakistan-Saudi relationship and termed it a pivotal partnership for peace, progress and prosperity. He extended warm felicitations on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s assumption of G20 presidency. He said it was a reflection of the Kingdom’s leadership role and stature in the international community and Pakistan wished Saudi Arabia a highly successful G20 presidency.

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