Pak to extend support to S.Arabia on counter-terrorism

Islamabad, Jan. 8(ANI): Pakistan has assured Saudi Arabia of support after the diplomatic tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia escalated in response to an arson attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran.

The support was reaffirmed by Pakistan during a short visit by Saudi Foreign Minister Dr Adel Al-Jubeir to Islamabad for discussions on his country’s diplomatic row with Iran and the multinational coalition on counter-terrorism that it (Riyadh) was setting up, reported the Dawn.

Pakistan Prime minister assured unconditional support to Jubeir and added that it welcomes Saudi Arabia’s initiative to counter regional and international terrorism and extremism.

The Saudi foreign minister started his whirlwind tour of Islamabad with a meeting with Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif at GHQ and then visited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his residence before concluding the trip with a meeting with Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The Saudi Foreign minister postponed his visit earlier at the eleventh hour due to the storming of Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters agitating against the execution of Saudi dissident Sheikh Nimr Baqir.(ANI)

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