ISLAMABAD: The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia’s state minister for foreign affairs arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday on a one-day official visit to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership on the regional situation.
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Both ministers are expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The visits come at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are high following New Delhi’s decision to strip occupied Kashmir of its special status. Pakistan has been making diplomatic efforts to direct the world’s attention towards the Kashmir issue by reaching out to international bodies and allies.