Pakistan has welcomed the decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar to reopen land, air and sea borders between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
The Ministry further said that it appreciated other steps being taken by the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which will contribute to the resolution of outstanding issues between the countries of the organization which have been persisting for almost four years.
“Pakistan lauds the positive role played by the Emir of Kuwait towards the resolution of the differences between the countries of the GCC. His persistent and sincere efforts, and cooperation of the GCC countries, led to this important and amicable outcome,” said the Foreign Office.
The Ministry was hopeful that the GCC Summit, being held today in Riyadh, will further build on these ‘encouraging developments’ and lead to ‘enhanced confidence and cooperation’ among the countries of the organization.
Pakistan continues to accord high importance to its relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as its bilateral relations with all GCC countries, said the Foreign Office.