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UAE, Saudi ministers to meet Imran Khan over Kashmir issue

  • Published at 04:02 pm September 4th, 2019
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, June 26, 2019 Reuters

According to the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad, topics that would be discussed in the Pakistan-Saudi and Pakistan-UAE meetings include bilateral relations, situation in the region, including that of Afghanistan and especially Kashmir

Foreign ministers of the UAE and Saudi Arabia are scheduled to reach Pakistan on Wednesday to discuss the Kashmir issue with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Saudi, UAE ministers will also meet with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, reports Gulf News.

According to the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad, topics that would be discussed in the Pakistan-Saudi and Pakistan-UAE meetings include bilateral relations, Kashmir issue, and the situation in the region, including that of Afghanistan.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, will be in Islamabad Wednesday on a one-day visit.

The official said that important visit of foreign ministers from the UAE and Saudi Arabia is the result of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s diplomatic efforts.

During the last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan had spoken over the phone with Saudi Crown Mohammad Bin Salman and His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“The two principal players of the OIC [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] are coming. One chairs summit level [meetings] and the other heads ministerial segment,” said Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi.

Qureshi told Pakistani media that Islamabad would present before them the viewpoint of Pakistan and of the people of Kashmir on the latest Indian move of ending the special status of Kashmir by revoking Article 370 and the situation in the held valley due to continued curfew.