Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has appreciated the steps taken by the Saudi Arabia’s leadership in resolving differences among the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as the recent initiative for promoting resolution of issue in Yemen through dialogue and diplomacy.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release, the foreign minister had a telephonic conversation with his Saudi counterpart His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud.

Conveying his profound regards for the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Foreign Minister Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s abiding fraternal ties with Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored Pakistan’s continued support for Saudi efforts aimed at promoting peace, security and prosperity in the region. He also reiterated Pakistan’s support for the Kingdom’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud acknowledged Pakistan’s continued and steadfast support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Praising the “Saudi Green Initiative” and the “Green Middle East Initiative” announced by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the foreign minister termed it as a major initiative for reducing global carbon emissions.

The Saudi foreign minister lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ground-breaking measures already taken in Pakistan, in the same arena.

Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed Pakistan’s commitment to augmenting cooperation with the Kingdom in all spheres. Appreciating the two countries’ collaboration in multilateral organisations, he hoped that this mutual support and partnership will further strengthen in future.

Reciprocating positively, His Highness Prince Faisal expressed readiness to further enhance bilateral cooperation with Pakistan.

The two foreign ministers agreed to maintain steady momentum of high-level exchanges between the two countries.


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