Pakistan calls for peaceful resolution of Iran-Saudi tension

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RIYADH, Jan 18 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday expressed deep concern over recent escalation of tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran calling for resolution
of differences through peaceful means in larger interest of Ummah, particularly during these challenging times.
In his meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al- Saud here, the Prime Minister recalled Pakistan’s consistent policy of promoting brotherhood among member states of the
Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, said a joint statement issued by the Foreign Office.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan always expressed readiness to offer its good offices to brotherly Muslim countries, for resolution of their differences through
dialogue and reconciliation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led a high level delegation to Saudi Arabia including Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Nasser Khan
Janjua and Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.
During the meeting, both the sides exchanged views on various facets of enduring cooperation with regard to Saudi initiative of formation of the coalition of Islamic countries
against terrorism.
Pakistan deeply appreciated the Saudi initiative and assured the Kingdom of its support.
The Prime Minister reiterated that “the people of Pakistan would always stand with the people of Saudi Arabia against any threat to the sovereignty and territorial
integrity of the Kingdom.”