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Saudi could play a role in reducing India-Pakistan tension vis a vis Kashmir: Foreign Minister

The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia has said that his country could play an important role in reducing tensions between the two nuclear-powered arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud praised India and Pakistan for re-enforcing the ceasefire along the Line of Control, terming the move as an “excellent step in the right direction”.

It is pertinent to mention that the UAE Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, had recently confirmed his country’s role in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

“Ceasefire would hopefully lead to restoring diplomats and getting the relationship back to a healthy level,” said Otaiba.

As the UAE is a close ally of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh’s offer for intervention may prove fruitful in further melting down tensions between the two neighbouring countries.

The statement from the Saudi Foreign Minister comes at a time when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting Saudi Arabia.

Prince Faisal has termed the visit of the Pakistani Premier as “extremely important one in the history of bilateral relations”.

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