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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives in Saudi Arabia

13 January, 2020 13:22

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives in Saudi Arabia. The plane carrying Shah Mahmood Qureshi has landed in Saudi capital Riyadh.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood

Deputy Minister for Protocol Affairs of Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Azzam Al Qain received him at King Khalid International Airport by.

Pakistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ijaz and senior officials of the embassy also accompanied.

The visit comes second to his diplomatic visit to reduce regional tensions.

Earlier, he visited Iran where he met President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.  

Now, he is holding meeting with his Saudi counterpart. 

Furthermore, he will discuss multi-dimensional issues including regional peace situation.

Iran welcomes Pakistan efforts

According to Radio Pakistan, Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi reaffirmed that Pakistan will remain committed to play an active and positive role for bringing peace in the region.
He stated this while talking to Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani in Tehran late on Sunday.
President Hassan Rouhani said that since Iran believes dispute among Muslim states will not benefit anyone, Tehran welcomes Islamabad’s efforts to boost peace and stability in the region.
He further said Iran is keen to have close and friendly relations with all regional states.
Moreover, he said that under the current situation, all should work for regional peace and stability and cooperate to ease tensions in the region.



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