Pakistan FO responds over media reports linked with UAE, KSA Foreign Ministers visit to Pakistan over Occupied Kashmir crisis

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Pakistan FO responds over media reports linked with UAE, KSA Foreign Ministers visit to Pakistan over Occupied Kashmir crisis

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office responds over media reports linked with UAE, KSA Foreign Ministers visit to Pakistan over Occupied Kashmir crisis.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday dismissed media reports that claimed that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia's foreign ministers, on their recent trip to Pakistan, had told the government that Kashmir was "not a Muslim *ummah* related issue" and insisted that both officials had "expressed solidarity with Pakistan and support for the Kashmir cause".

Dr Faisal made the remarks in response to a question at the weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office. He termed media reports regarding alleged statements by the ministers of UAE and Saudi Arabia as "speculation".

The UAE foreign minister and Saudi state minister for foreign affairs had visited Pakistan last week and held meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The ongoing tensions in occupied Kashmir — following New Delhi's decision to revoke the region's special status — was one of the major issues discussed in all meetings.

Foreign Policy