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ISLAMABAD –PM Imran Khan to leave for Saudi Arabia on reconciliation mission, high profile meetings revealed with Saudi King and the Crown Prince.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (tomorrow) on a mission to act as a “facilitator” between Tehran and Riyadh and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
The prime minister will hold key meetings with Saudi leadership including King Salman and Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to devise solutions for diffusing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Earlier, addressing a joint news conference along with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after their meeting in Tehran today, Imran Khan said in today’s meeting with President Hassan Rouhani, we also discussed the issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The premier said Saudi Arabia is one of the closest friends of Pakistan and Riyadh has always helped us in all times of need. He said he strongly believes that any issue could be resolved through dialogue and talks. He said any new conflict in the region could have far reaching implications and sufferings of people.