Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi held important meeting with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh

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Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi held important meeting with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh

RIYADH – Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi held important meeting with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh.

Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has underlined the need to reduce tension in the Gulf region to ensure peace, stability and security on Monday.

He said while talking to his Saudi Counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Riyadh. During the meeting, detailed regional and global issues of mutual interest were discussed, including the tensions in the Middle East, and the law and order situation in the region.

FM Qureshi said Pakistan would support all efforts for peace and provide all possible facilitation for constructive engagement among parties concerned.

He underscored the need for all sides to exercise maximum restraint, avoid taking any further escalatory step, work for defusing tensions, and finding ways for constructive engagement. “Issues and disputes should be resolved through diplomatic means peacefully,” he added.

The minister said the situation of region will be dangerous if timely actions are not taken to reduce the tense situation. He also informed his counterpart about his contacts with regional Foreign Ministers on the situation to overcome the tension.

FM Qureshi said it is encouraging that Iran and the US have clearly said in their official statements that they want de-escalation in the region.

The Foreign Minister underscored that the fraternal ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were deep-rooted and multi-faceted and the strategic relationship between the two countries was growing in myriad dimensions.

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