Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC: Fawad Chaudhry

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC: Fawad Chaudhry

Prime Minister Imran Khan has just returned from a trip to the kingdom.

"I should mention here that the relations between Pakistan and UAE and Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had been frosty for the past few years, and this visit changed that", the information minister said. Khan specifically wrote to PM Modi with an eagerness to organize a meeting between the two foreign ministers Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The invitation was extended by the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led delegation that travelled to Saudi Arabia.

In the letter addressing the PM as "Modi Sahab", Imran Khan also suggested a meeting between the foreign ministers and said Pakistan "remains ready" to discuss terrorism. We can resolve the poverty crisis in South East Asia. After he received Modi's letter last month, Khan had tweeted that "To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir".

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The Pakistan government, meanwhile, confirmed that its Prime Minister has responded to PM Modi. It came in response to Modi's own letter on August 20 which conveyed that New Delhi was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with Islamabad.

"A high-level coordination committee has has been constituted [to look into matters of trade and commerce] and it has the complete backing of the Saudi King, His Highness Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, as well as the Crown Prince [Mohammad bin Salman] and PM Khan", Fawad Chaudhry said.

He claimed that the issues between the two countries are complicated and in order to resolve them, "we must engage". Sources in the Government of India said on Wednesday that Ms. Swaraj's schedule was yet to be finalised even though she was expected to participate in the SAARC ministerial meeting. Inviting the Indian PM to Pakistan, Imran Khan said the summit will offer an "opportunity for you to visit Pakistan and for us to re-start the stalled dialogue process". "As a common neighbour to Pakistan and India, China firmly supports the two sides to enhance dialogue increase mutual trust, properly handle and solve their differences", Lu said.

Hostilities between the two countries escalated with a series of attacks, especially the terror attack on an army camp in Uri that left 19 soldiers dead.

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