Pakistan delegation holds talks with Saudi high-ups on Yemen

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RIYADH: A Pakistani delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif late on Tuesday held meetings with high-ranked Saudi officials including Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud to discuss prevailing situation in Yemen.

Sources told Geo News that the developing situation in Middle East also came under discussion at the delegation’s meetings with Saudi Arabia’s vice defence minister and chiefs of the kingdom’s army and air force besides with Defence Minister Prince Mohammad.

The Saudi defence minister also hosted a dinner in honour of the visiting delegation.

Earlier, the high-level delegation was received by Prince Mohammad bin Salman upon its arrival in the Saudi Capital.

The delegation consists of Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of General Staff lt-Gen Ashfaq Nadeem, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Rear Admiral Kalim Shaukat, Deputy Chief of Air Staff Operations Air Vice Marshall Mujahid Anwar and Director General Military Operations Maj-Gen Amir Riaz besides Defence Minister Asif.

Prior to departure, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan would provide support to Saudi Arabia if the country’s security was threatened. The minister emphasised that Pakistan supported a peaceful resolution and was seeking an end to the conflicts in the Muslim world.

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