Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia in the last half of September. It is his recorded third trip to the nation, reported source on Thursday.
According to a Pakistani news source, PM Khan will travel to Saudi Arabia before he visits the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly for the first time ever on September 27. PM Modi claims to highlight the Kashmir issue in his speech after India eliminated “special status” offered to Jammu and Kashmir in August.
Earlier, the Saudi Arabian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir has met Pakistan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz in Riyadh to discuss PM Khan’s expected visit to the gulf nation, reported source.
The Saudi Minister, along with the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan has visited Islamabad on September 4 to discuss Kashmir issue with PM Kahn and other Pakistani leaders.
The visit by two Pakistani Ministers came after PM Khan had a telephonic conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed-bin Salman and Crown Prince of the UAE Sheikh Muhammad-bin Zayed to discuss Kashmir issue.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has rejected media reports that claimed that the USE and Saudi Foreign Ministers, on their recent tour to Pakistan, told the government that Kashmir is “not a Muslin ummah related issue.”
Asserting that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was its “internal matter”, India has also defended the forced of restrictions in Kashmir.
During his last visit in June to Saudi Arabia, Imran Kahn had represented Pakistan at the 14th Summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah.
PM Khan also visited Saudi Arabia in last September for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan.