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H.E Mr. Adel Al Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, called on the Foreign Minister today. He was on a one-day visit to Pakistan, to follow up on the visit of HRH Muhammad bin Salman on 17-18 February 2019.

The Foreign Minister while welcoming Mr. Adel Al Jubeir expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s steadfast support to Pakistan, especially the Crown Prince’s offer to help resolve the current stand-off between the two neighbours.

With regard to the Crown Prince’s landmark visit to Pakistan last month, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated the announcement of the release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners, increase in the Hajj Quota to 200,000 and Road to Mecca Project. He expressed confidence that the establishment of Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Council will help in advancing bilateral relations in a targeted and time bound manner.

H.E Mr. Adel Al Jubeir conveying sincere wishes of Saudi Crown Prince to the leadership and people of Pakistan, expressed deep appreciation for Pakistan’s restraint in the existing charged environment. Taking note of Pakistan’s peace overtures to de-escalate the situation, he assured the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom’s support to seek peaceful settlement of all outstanding disputes between Pakistan and India.

The Saudi Minister of State also called on the Prime Minister and COAS.


7 March 2019

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