FM Shah Mahmood Telephones Saudi Counterpart Prince Faisal

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

22nd Jun, 2020. 07:17 pm
FM Shah Mahmood Telephones Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has contacted his Saudi counterpart in which Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood says that unarmed Kashmiris are suffering a double lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to discuss issues of mutual interest, including the Corona epidemic situation, bilateral relations and ongoing human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Discussed.

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.

According to the statements, Foreign Minister Qureshi offered condolences on the loss of precious lives in Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted the measures being taken by Pakistan to contain the virus, with focus on saving lives and securing livelihoods. The two Foreign Ministers exchanged views about the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan expressed solidarity with Pakistan in its efforts to combat the outbreak.

On the occasion, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deep historical, religious, cultural and multifaceted ties and the enhancement of strategic partnership between the two countries in various fields is pleasure.

The statement also said that In context of IOJ&K, Foreign Minister Qurehi shared deep concern over the continuing double lockdown as well as the intensification of military crackdown by Indian occupation forces and attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory by introducing new domicile law. The Foreign Minister lauded the recent statements of OIC and other international bodies which showed serious concerns and urged urgent steps to address the situation in IOJ&K. The Saudi Foreign Minister reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s traditional support for the Kashmir cause.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked his Saudi counterpart for the message of condolence and sympathy extended by the Saudi Crown Prince regarding the plane crash.

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