Saudi FM conveys Crown Prince's special message to PM Imran

Saudi FM conveys Crown Prince's special message to PM Imran

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and conveyed him a special message of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

According to sources, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and other higher officials were also present in the meeting.

The sources added that the two sides held talks on Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations and recent tensions between Pakistan and India.

Prior to this, the Saudi foreign minister called on his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Matters of mutual interest, including Pak-India tension and regional peace were discussed during the meeting.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the mediation offer from Saudi Crown Prince to deescalate the tensions between Pakistan and India.

Both foreign ministers agreed to implement the steps to promote two-way economic, political and security cooperation under Pak-Saudi Supreme Coordination Council.

Adel al-Jubeir also assured Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Saudi Arabia's full cooperation to settle all the outstanding issues between Pakistan and India peacefully.

Earlier, the Saudi foreign minister arrive in Islamabad on a day-long official visit to Pakistan.

Adel al-Jubeir’s visit is aimed at easing the tensions between Pakistan and India Pakistan on the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 “We welcome the offer by Saudi Crown Prince to mediate between Pakistan and India,” said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The Saudi foreign minister was scheduled to arrive in Islamabad last week, however, he had delayed his visit. The reason behind the change in the schedule was not stated.

Last week, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that his Saudi counterpart will visit Pakistan with an important message from Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

On February 17, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan and signed multi-billion dollar deals with Pakistan.