Saudi Arabia Pledges To Ease Tensions Between India And Pakistan

Saudi Arabia pledged to remove tensions between India and Pakistan post the Pulwama terror attacks. After visiting Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince will arrive in India on February 19 on his first official trip.

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Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs met his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Officials said that Qureshi briefed him in detail about the situation after the Pulwama attack.

Tension has been growing between the two neighbours in the middle of the war of words and diplomatic brinkmanship over the Pulwama terror attack. “Our objective is to try to de-escalate tension between the two countries, neighbouring countries, and to see if there is a path forward to resolving those differences peacefully,” Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs told the media.

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs also said both countries were facing similar challenges, including the penalty of terrorism. “We want both countries to resolve their conflicts and have peaceful relations.”

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