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RIYADH, Jan 18 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Monday to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz in a bid to defuse tensions between the brotherly countries of Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Governor of Riyadh received the Prime Minister and members of his entourage here at the King Salman airport.  The Prime Minister accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General
Raheel Sharif and Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi is visiting the two countries.
The Foreign Office earlier in a statement said Pakistan enjoys cordial and brotherly relations with both countries; characterized by strong bonds of affinity, mutual respect and solidarity.
“Pakistan is deeply concerned at the recent escalation of tensions between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the statement said.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for resolution of differences through peaceful means, in the larger interest of Muslim unity, particularly during these challenging times.
“Pakistan has consistently advocated the policy of promotin brotherhood among member states of OIC.”
Prime Minister Nawaz during his visit to Iran will meet
President of Iran on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace.