PM to leave for Saudia Arabia on one-day official visit

Official visit: PM to leave for Saudi Arabia today
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to leave for Saudi Arabia today to pay an official brief visit.
The prime minister Imran Khan will travel to Saudi Arabia in a bid to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.
During the visit, the prime minister will meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.
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During the meeting, he will exchange views with Saudi leadership regarding the proposals made by Iranian officials about an expected dialogue between the two hostile countries.
Among rising tension in the middle east, they are also likely to discuss ways to maintain peace in the region.
Earlier on Sunday, the prime minister travelled to Iran where he reemphasized that Pakistan was ready to act as a facilitator between Iran and Saudi Arabia to sort out their differences through talk.
He told a joint news conference with President Hassan Rouhani, “Pakistan does not want conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. I am happy to facilitate talks between Tehran and Riyadh.”
He added, “The issue is complex one but it is possible to sort out differences through dialogue.”
The prime minister also made it clear that Pakistan’s role would be a facilitator and not a mediator.
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