Saudi-Yemen Crisis: Pakistani Delegation Retuned Home
RIYADH (ZM): Saudi Arabian government requested Pakistan for military assistance inan on-going conflict with Yemen. Pakistani high level assured Saudi rulers that Islamabad will provide all possible assistance in this crisis. The delegation has returned home and is expected to brief Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while a decision to send troops will be made by the country’s leadership as well.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif led the delegation and held meetings with high-ranked Saudi officials including Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud late on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Yemen.
On Monday, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also concluded that Pakistan remains firmly committed to supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia ‘in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Pakistan’.
It was emphasised during the meeting that Pakistan stands committed to playing a meaningful role in arresting the deteriorating situation in the Middle East.
In the same context, and to facilitate early resolution of the crisis and to promote peace and unity of the Muslim Community, the PM would be contacting the leadership of brotherly countries.
Pakistan will also call upon the United Nations, OIC, and the international community to play a constructive role in finding a political solution to the crisis.