Pakistan Welcomes Mediation on Kashmir From Saudi Arabia, India Shies Away From It - FM Qureshi | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Pakistan Welcomes Mediation on Kashmir From Saudi Arabia, India Shies Away From It - FM Qureshi

Islamabad has actively been encouraging third party mediation in resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute with New Delhi, having raised the issue with Gulf States such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The UAE’s envoy to the US confirmed last month that Abu Dhabi played a role in brokering a ceasefire between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Islamabad would welcome third party mediation in Kashmir from Saudi Arabia or any other foreign power for that matter, as he accused India of always shying away from such a possibility.

"Pakistan would welcome third party facilitation for talks between India and Pakistan from Saudi Arabia or any other friend. It is India who shies away from third party mediation", Qureshi said at a press briefing in Islamabad.
The foreign minister’s remarks come after he, along with Prime Minister Imran Khan, concluded a state level visit to Saudi Arabia. Bilateral ties between the two predominantly Muslim countries have been tense since last year, with Islamabad often complaining of Riyadh’s wariness in taking up the Kashmir dispute with India despite repeated prodding by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

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