In a diplomatic setback for India, Saudi Foreign Minister makes strong statement in favour of Kashmir Cause

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In a diplomatic setback for India, Saudi Foreign Minister makes strong statement in favour of Kashmir Cause

ISLAMABAD - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s traditional support for the Kashmir cause, the Foreign Office said on Monday.

In a statement issued here following the telephonic conversation between Saudi Foreign Minister and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Foreign Office mentioned the support extended by Saudi Arabia on the issue of Kashmir.

Prince Faisal also attended today the Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, convened on Pakistan’s call.

Foreign Minister Qureshi shared deep concern over the continuing double lockdown as well as the intensification of military crackdown by Indian occupation forces and attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory by introducing new domicile law.

The two foreign ministers agreed to remain in close contact to take forward the important bilateral agenda and close cooperation in various fields. The matters of mutual interest including COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced bilateral cooperation were discussed.