Saudi, UAE FMs hold meeting with PM Imran, situation in Occupied Kashmir discussed

Saudi, UAE FMs hold meeting with PM Imran, situation in Occupied Kashmir discussed

Islamabad (Web Desk): Saudi Arabia’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan-al Nahyan held meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday.


The visiting dignitaries and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed the ongoing unrest in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

PM Imran expressed concern over the human rights violations in IoK and put emphasis on lifting of curfew, removal of restrictions on movement and communications, and respect for the fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

The prime minister said that the international community has the responsibility to pressurize India to halt and reverse its illegal actions and aggressive policies and postures in IOK

The visiting dignitaries reaffirmed the strategic significance of the relationship of Saudi Arabia and UAE with Pakistan.

They expressed concern over the human rights violations and said that contact will continue on the subject to ensure an end to tensions.

Imran Khan further underscored that India’s actions are a clear violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law.

“There was a genuine fear of a false flag operation to divert world’s attention from India’s illegal actions and intensified repression of Kashmiris,” said a PM office release.

The PM added that that Saudi Arabia and UAE have an important role in this regard.

Meanwhile, Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan-al Nahyan held a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and discussed the current situation in the IoK Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of India’s move of ending the valley’s special status.

The meeting took place here at the Foreign Office soon after the arrival of the Saudi and Emirati dignitaries here on a day-long visit.

Prior to the delegation-level talks, the three foreign ministers warmly shook and raised hands in front of cameras as a gesture of unity among the three nations.

Addressing a press conference, FM Qureshi said there was no doubt that Saudi Arabia and the UAE were standing by Pakistan. “We are hopeful that [both countries] will not disappoint us.

The ministers of both countries have listened to our stance on the situation,” Qureshi added.