Saudi, UAE foreign ministers arrive today


Imran, Saudi crown prince discuss IOK situation;Jubeir

Staff Reporter


The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be arriving in the same flight here in the federal capital from Dubai today to discuss the prevailing situation in the region with the Pakistani leadership. Both the dignitaries — Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan — would be in Islamabad for a one-day state visit.Al-Jubeir and Abdullah bin Zayed will together hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and important government officials.
According to the Saudi embassy in Islamabad and diplomatic sources, topics that would be discussed in the meetings include bilateral relations and situation in the region, including that of Afghanistan and especially Kashmir, as well as global matters.
Separately, in an interview on Sunday, the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, had expressed serious concern on India’s move to revoke the special status of occupied Kashmir — Article 370 — and turn it into a union territory.
The Saudi ambassador had also said the Kingdom supported resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with international resolutions.
Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir in a phone call. The latest phone call was the third one between the prime minister and the Saudi crown prince in three weeks.