PM Nawaz returns to Pakistan after S.A visit, expresses hopes for amicable solution of Gulf crisis

PM Nawaz returns to Pakistan after S.A visit, expresses hopes for amicable solution of Gulf crisis

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left Jeddah for Islamabad after meeting with Saudi king Shah Salman Bin Abdulaziz during a short visit to Saudi Arabia.

According to details, PM Sharif expressed hopes that the ongoing rift between the Gulf States will be settled soon in the best interest of Muslim Ummah.

PM also reaffirmed the strong commitment of the people and Government of Pakistan to sovereignty of Saudi Arabia and safety of Harmain al Sharifain,

PM Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday arrived in Saudi Arabia on a one-day visit and met King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah as part of Islamabad’s efforts to help resolve the ongoing diplomat crisis in the Gulf .

Prior to his departure the PM House issued a brief statement that said, the visit was taking place “in the context of emergent situation in the GCC - Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”

Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are also part of the delegation.

Earlier, Governor Makkah Prince Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz received PM Sharif upon his arrival in Jeddah. Later, the PM and his delegation called on the Saudi king, who, according to the statement, was also to host “an iftar dinner in the honour of visiting delegation”.

According to details, Arab powers, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, on June 5 took the unprecedented decision to cut off their air, sea and land links to Qatar, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism in the Middle East.