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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to solve differences peacefully in the best interest of the Muslim Ummah.

He was talking to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh on Monday.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan is following a policy of promoting brotherhood among the member countries of OIC. He expressed concerns over the recent tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz appreciated reconciliatory efforts by the Pakistani leadership, and said Saudi Arabia wants brotherhood among the Muslim countries.

Both the leaders stressed the need for further strengthening bilateral relations.

Members of the Saudi Cabinet were present at the meeting.

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua and Prime Minister's Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi accompanied the Prime Minister. Saudi King also hosted a luncheon in honor of Prime Minister and his delegation. The Saudi king also hosted a luncheon in honour of the prime minister and his delegation.

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will also visit Iran tomorrow, and have a meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. While playing a mediatory role, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is making efforts to help defuse tension between the two countries urging them to resolve differences peacefully. 

Pakistan has always advocated the policy of promoting brotherhood among member states of OIC and it is concerned over the ongoing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

After conclusion of the visit to Iran, the prime minister will visit Zurich, Switzerland to represent Pakistan at the World Economic Forum at Davos.


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