PM, Saudi prince for joint efforts to fix Afghans' problems

By: News Desk      Published: 01:10 AM, 6 Sep, 2021
PM, Saudi prince for joint efforts to fix Afghans' problems

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had a telephonic conversation on the Afghanistan issue, bilateral ties and matters of mutual interest.

The two leaders stressed the need for joint efforts to avert humanitarian and refugee crises, stated the Prime Minister Office.

They agreed on the importance of an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan, the PMO said, adding that Imran Khan, during the conversation with the Saudi crown prince stressed that the international community had the responsibility to stand by the Afghan people and support them.

A peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vital for Pakistan and the region as well, the premier said. The two leaders also took up the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI), scheduled in Riyadh in October, the PMO statement said.

The PM, recalling the two historic initiatives recently announced by the crown prince to tackle climate change, thanked the Saudi prince. 

He reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further fortify the historic fraternal ties with Saudi Arabia and reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He conveyed warm wishes for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, it added.