Imran Khan to discuss Kashmir during Saudi visit

Imran Khan to discuss Kashmir during Saudi visit

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Islamabad, Sep 19: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, will discuss the Kashmir issue with the Saudi leadership, the Pakistan PMO confirmed on Thursday.

Mr Khan has been in regular contact with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the Kashmir issue, following the Government of India's decision to revoke the special status of the valley last month, according to a statement issued by the Pakistan PMO, here. The visit to the Middle-East country came before the Mr Khan's visit to New York, to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

"The two sides will also discuss ways to further strengthen the economic partnership," the statement added. The Saudi crown prince had visited Pakistan in February, 2019 and the Pakistan PMO said there was a growing momentum in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations, in all areas of cooperation. Pakistan also condemned the drone attacks on two Aramco oil plants in the east of Saudi Arabia, at the weekend.

"Pakistan-Saudi relations are traditionally marked by warmth and mutual trust. The prime minister's visit to Saudi Arabia will further reinforce the close fraternal ties between the two countries and deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields," the statement said.