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Pakistan Highlights Constructive Outcomes from Saudi FM’s Visit, Criticizes Indian Diplomatic Rhetoric

Islamabad, Pakistan described the recent visit by the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia as both positive and constructive, setting the stage for enhanced economic and strategic partnerships. Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, during her weekly news briefing, detailed the successful discussions held with the Saudi delegation, expressing optimism about the swift conclusion of negotiations on various investment projects.

According to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the discussions during the Saudi Foreign Minister’s visit focused on proposals that were well-received by the Saudi side, hinting at a burgeoning partnership. Additionally, Baloch addressed the recent statements made by the Indian Minister for External Affairs, labeling them as unfortunate and belligerent, which she claimed disregard international law and threaten regional peace. Pakistan, she affirmed, is prepared to respond to any Indian provocations responsibly.

The spokesperson also touched upon the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir, urging India to adhere to United Nations Security Council resolutions for a peaceful resolution. Furthermore, she expressed disappointment over the United Nations Security Council’s failure to support full UN membership for the State of Palestine, criticizing the US veto of the draft resolution. Baloch called for the admission of Palestine to the United Nations as a corrective step towards justice and self-determination for the Palestinian people, envisioning a sovereign, independent Palestine with Al-Quds Al Sharif as its capital.

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