Pakistan gives full assurance to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan gives full assurance to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan gives full assurance to Saudi Arabia over the territorial security and integrity of the Kingdom.

Pakistan yesterday assured Saudi Arabia of unflinching support as Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The two leaders, officials said, discussed bilateral and regional matters with special focus on the recent drone attacks on Saudi oil installations.

Imran Khan expressed Pakistan’s support and vowed to stand by Saudi Arabia in confronting the sabotage acts which threaten the global economy and security of the Kingdom.

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced that he alongside Prime minister Imran Khan would visit Saudi Arabia on September 19 to discuss Kashmir and the oil facility attack.

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated following the drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi rebels took responsibility for the attacks. Saudi Arabia has been leading a military campaign to quash the Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015.

Pakistan is also active to defuse tension between the United States and Iran after the attack on a Saudi oil facility blamed on Tehran by Washington. Iran had supported Pakistan on the Kashmir issue when Indian merged the disputed territory in its union last month.