ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday met with his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Riyadh as part of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts to calm tensions in the Gulf region, ARY News reported.
FM Qureshi has underlined the need to reduce tension in the Gulf region to ensure peace, stability and security.
He said Pakistan would support all efforts for peace and provide all possible facilitation for constructive engagement among parties concerned.
The foreign minister underscored the need for all sides to exercise maximum restraint, avoid taking any further escalatory step, work for defusing tensions, and finding ways for constructive engagement.
He said the issues and disputes should be resolved through diplomatic means peacefully, adding that the situation of region will be dangerous if timely actions are not taken to reduce the tense situation. He also informed his counterpart about his contacts with regional Foreign Ministers on the situation to overcome the tension.
The foreign minister underscored that the fraternal ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were deep-rooted and multi-faceted and the strategic relationship between the two countries was growing in myriad dimensions.