ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Foreign Office claimed that Pakistan contributed towards negotiations that occurred between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
“It is apparent that this Iran-Saudi agreement is due to the mediation role of China, facilitated by constructive talks of both sides to solve their differences” Mumtaz Zahra Baloch-Foreign Office Spokesperson.
She welcomed this development and mentioned Pakistan and other several countries in facilitating the talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In this regard, the spokeswoman highlighted that the first discussion between the two foreign ministers happened in Islamabad, parallel with an OIC gathering.
The spokesperson further told that Pakistan praises China’s visionary leadership in facilitating this historic deal. She further remarked that this diplomatic agreement will promote peace and stability in the region and hopes that this normalization will become a model for regional unity and cooperation.
She added, "We expect that with this agreement and the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, there will be progress on lingering matters, including any differences they have on Yemen.
When she is asked about the demanded payments by China for the Chinese independent power plants set up under CPEC, she commented that China and Pakistan were “all-weather strategic cooperative partners.”
She further claimed that China has been Pakistan's consistent, kind, and dependable friend for many years. Since no foreign investor was prepared to invest in Pakistan, China arrived and invested in the power sector of Pakistan under the CPEC.
" This investment helped the nation's economy grow and assisted us in overcoming malfunctions and shortages. We are appreciative of our Chinese friends' ongoing dedication to Pakistan, to the CPEC, and their investments there. The assertions you referenced being made in the media have completely removed the context of an intergovernmental conversation by injecting sensationalist lingo into it. I want to emphasize that Pakistan and China work closely together to find solutions that benefit both parties, and we will keep doing that. The people of Pakistan are proud of their partnership with China, which has consistently helped Pakistan when it has needed it most, especially during this challenging economic period, she said.
She emphasized the promotion of global dialogue to build up a culture of tolerance and peace and to raise awareness to combat Islamophobia."
Picture courtesy: Dawn News
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