RIYADH: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to discuss the rising tensions between the US and Iran in the Mideast.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud welcomed Qureshi in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. During the meeting, detailed regional and global issues of mutual interest were discussed, including the tensions in the Middle East, and the law and order situation in the region.
Qureshi said it is imperative that matters be dealt diplomatically and resolved peacefully in order to moderate the tense situation, and to preserve the peace and stability of the region. He added that Pakistan‘s endeavor is to persuade all sides to show patience and to resolve the dispute through dialogue and negotiation.
“We are concerned that it could wrap up the entire region if timely steps are not taken to quell this fire,” he expressed.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi also briefed his Saudi counterpart on relations with other foreign ministers in the region to overcome the Mideast escalating tensions.