Pakistan FM, ISI Chief held important meetings in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh

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Pakistan FM, ISI Chief held important meetings in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh

RIYADH -Pakistan FM, ISI Chief held important meetings in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh in what appears to be a visit linked to Pakistan’s efforts, seeking de-escalation in rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

The significance of the visit can be judged from the fact that the chief of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – General Fiaz Hameed was also accompanying the foreign minister on a daylong trip to Riyadh.

A statement issued by the Foreign Office said Qureshi met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah.

During the meeting bilateral ties, current situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and other regional and international issues were discussed, the statement added.

Briefing his Saudi counterpart, Qureshi said India had kept the disputed territory under locked down for four months with over eight million Kashmiris having almost no access to the outside world.

The foreign minister added that the people of Kashmir were looking up to the international community particularly the Muslim world to persuade India to stop grave human rights violations in the disputed territory.