PM: (PM visits Saudi Arabia, Iran today: FO)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will start his visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran from today (Monday).

Pakistan wants to ease recent tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran in a peaceful manner. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office here on Sunday, for this purpose, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia and Iran today (Monday).

A high-level delegation will also accompany the prime minister. The Prime Minister will reach Tehran on Tuesday. Nawaz Sharif will exchange views on international and regional issues with the leadership of the two countries.

The statement said Pakistan enjoys deep rooted and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran and it has concerns over the tension between the two Muslim countries. It said Pakistan is pursuing a policy of brotherly relations among member countries of the OIC.