Pakistan backs Amir’s efforts to end Gulf crisis
Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed his country’s support of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis. This came during talks in Islamabad with the visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
The foreign minister briefed the premier on Qatar’s response to the demands of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt and the current status of mediation efforts pursued by His Highness the Amir. The prime minister appreciated the “sagacity and wisdom” of His Highness the Amir, and said Pakistan supports these “sincere efforts,” according to an official statement. “Pakistan maintains close, friendly and cooperative relations with all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and is concerned at the recent crisis in Middle East,” added the statement. Furthermore, Sharif said that Pakistan wishes to see a diplomatic solution to the problem between brotherly Islamic countries. Meanwhile, the Qatari minister expressed his gratitude to the prime minister for the warm reception and reiterated Qatar’s desire to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. — KUNA