Pakistan in touch with Iran, Saudi Arabia on Yemen peace: PM

Islamabad, Dec 6, IRNA -- Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan is in-touch with Iran and Saudi Arabia to bring peace in Yemen by bringing all the parties concerned to the negotiating table, Radio Pakistan reported.

Prime Minister made the remarks during the Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has paid a visit to Islamabad and discussed the modalities for Yemen peace process.

He added that during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, he discussed the Yemen issue with the Saudi leadership and received a very positive response from them.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan will continue to play a mediatory role for peace in Yemen to ultimately bring a lasting peace and stability to the region.

He said Pakistan has always been playing an active role to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and it is a matter of great satisfaction that the world powers particularly the United States has recognized Islamabad's contribution to that effect.

The Prime Minister said the US Special Envoy on Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad during his recent visit to Islamabad had very productive meetings with him and the foreign Minister on the subject.

He said the United States has sought Pakistan's support in advancing the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Imran Khan said it is the vindication of his view point about seeking a political settlement in Afghanistan through dialogue with all the stakeholders including Taliban.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said we have also taken a land mark initiative to inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims to visit their sacred religious places in Pakistan. He said the step has been taken with full sincerity to promote religious tourism in the country.
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