Saudi Arabia wows to de-escalate India-Pak tensions

Saudi Arabia wows to de-escalate India-Pak tensions

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.

Saudi Arabia on Monday vowed to try to "de-escalate” tensions between India and Pakistan, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to head to New Delhi from Islamabad.

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.

Officials said that Qureshi briefed him in detail about the situation after the Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

"Our objective is to try to de-escalate tensions between the two countries, neighbouring countries, and to see if there is a path forward to resolving those differences peacefully," Jubeir told the media.

"We want both countries to resolve their conflicts and have peaceful relations," he said.

Saudi Arabia has influence over Pakistan and the Crown Prince during two-day visit inked at least seven MoUs and agreement to make investments of worth USD 20 billion.