PM Imran meets Saudi, UAE foreign ministers to discuss Kashmir issue

Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting on Wednesday with the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister (UAE) and the Saudi Arabian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs to "discuss [the] Kashmir problem, "Pakistan official Tehreek-i-Insaf Twitter account said.

Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, arrived today in Islamabad and were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Noor Khan air base.

The ministers also held a separate meeting with Foreign Minister Qureshi. According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qureshi informed both officials of the situation in occupied Kashmir.

"At this particular moment, the people of Pakistan and Kashmir expected strong support from the Muslim world. In this context, it was very important to give a clear and unambiguous signal of support and solidarity with the people of Kashmir," reads the Press release. .

He also said that the ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates "reaffirmed their strong support and solidarity with the people of Pakistan."

"Regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, occupied by India, the ministers were fully aware of Pakistan's perspective. It was agreed to work closely in the OIC and other forums."

Ministers are also expected to hold a meeting with the army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

During a press conference held after the meeting of ministers with the prime minister, Qureshi said: "There is no doubt that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates support us."

"We hope that [both countries] We will not be disappointed. The ministers of both countries have heard our position on the situation. "

Qureshi told reporters that a meeting of the Contact Group of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO) on Jammu and Kashmir will be held on the sidelines of the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, to be held at the end of this month.

"Pakistan wants to see ICO [playing a] Featured role, "said Qureshi.

Officials from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are visiting Pakistan as a result of direct phone calls from Prime Minister Imran to the princes of the two countries in recent days.

In a conversation with journalists yesterday, Qureshi said the prime minister had "good interaction" with the princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

"We contacted the two foreign ministers and they are coming," the Foreign Minister added and said that both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were important countries. He said he would present to them the point of view of Pakistan and the people of Kashmir on the latest Indian movement to revoke Article 370 and the situation in the valley withheld due to the continuous curfew.

The visits occur at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are high following the decision of New Delhi to strip Kashmir of its special status. Pakistan has been making diplomatic efforts to direct the world's attention to the Kashmir problem by communicating with international agencies and allies.



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