Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed Saudi Arabia’s initiative for peace with Iran and said he was confident that this step would strengthen Muslim Ummah.
PM took it to Twitter on Wednesday and tweeted,
“We welcome the KSA initiative for peace with Iran. Iran is our neighbour and KSA our closest friend. This peace initiative will strengthen the Muslim Ummah”.
In the Tweet, PM shared an interview by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman with Al Arabiya TV, in which he said that they wanted “good relations” with Iran.
Pakistan has already offered to mediate between the two countries.
In an interview with Aljazeera last year, the premier had stated that their mediation efforts had de-escalated tensions in the region.
Last year, on the direction of PM Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had undertaken a visit to Tehran and Riyadh. During his visit, the foreign minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on the situation, stressed the imperative of avoiding any conflict, underscored the importance to defuse tensions and the need for finding a diplomatic way forward.