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A high level meeting involving the top political and military leadership in Islamabad with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair, has discussed the prevailing situation in Yemen.

The meeting expressed the hope that all concerned parties in Yemen would resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation.

It expressed satisfaction on efforts being made by leadership, government and people of Pakistan to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Saudi brothers and play a constructive role for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Yemen.

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, who visited Saudi Arabia as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister along with a delegation briefed the meeting about the outcome of their discussions with the leadership of the Kingdom.

The Saudi leadership also appreciated the statement of the Prime Minister amplifying the unanimously passed resolution of the parliament.

The delegation held detailed discussions with the Saudi leadership on the situation in Yemen and condemned the violent overthrow of the legitimate government of President Hadi by the Houthis.

The civil and military leadership was further informed that the delegation welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council resolution calling upon the Houthis to end use of violence that undermines political transition in Yemen.

The delegation also expressed concern on the reports of foreign support to the Houthis, and noted with satisfaction that the UN resolution requires all member states to prevent supply of arms and equipment to Houthis and their allies.

During their briefing the delegation members said they affirmed to the Saudi leadership that the government of Pakistan would fully participate and contribute to the implementation of the UN resolution on Yemen.

They also discussed the possibility of expanding Pakistan's cooperation with Saudi Arabia in compatibility with the Security Council's resolution.


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