RIYADH: PM Nawaz held a meeting with the Saudi king today which was attended by members of the Saudi cabinet, General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi according to Radio Pakistan.
COAS General Raheel Sharif met with the deputy crown prince and defence minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman upon reaching Riyadh today.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, COAS General Raheel Sharif, SAPM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi discuss their visit
The prime minister will meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani tomorrow at the Presidential Palace, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Tensions between the two countries have become severe since the execution of the Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr after which the Saudi embassy was attacked in Tehran earlier this month.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Raheel have gone to Saudi Arabia to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia since the continuation of tense relations between the two could pose a serious threat to the entire region.