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UAE and Saudi foreign ministers to meet Khan in Pakistan

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are firm allies [Getty]

Date of publication: 4 September, 2019

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The three countries have long-standing relations.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE's foreign minister arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, part of a one-day state visit to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir were met by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Nur Khan Air Base Rawalpindi for their one-day trip to Islamabad.

The two Gulf allies will hold talks with Khan, Quresh and Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, where they will discuss bilateral relations, according to Khaleej Times.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and firm allies, but relations were reportedly tested when Islamabad refused to take part in Riyadh's intervention against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February, one of his first major foreign trips since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.

Prince Mohammed signed agreements worth $20 billion during his Pakistan visit. Riyadh has consistently provided loans and investment to Islamabad. 

Pakistan has also been a key military ally for Saudi Arabia.

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