Pakistan urges reconciliation in Middle East to unite Muslim Ummah
UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations, Pakistan has urged for reconciliation within the Middle East countries to avoid further instability in the region.
This was stated by Pakistan’s outgoing permanent representative to United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi while participating in a debate on the prevailing situation in Middle East in the Security Council.
The Pakistani envoy said it was essential for a peaceful and prosperous Middle East.
She said Pakistan’s solidarity with the people of Palestine was firm and unwavering.
Maleeha Lodhi emphasized that any framework for regional peace must be built on the foundation of mutual respect.
She said the continued military occupation, expanding settlement activity in the occupied territory, including East Jerusalem, and the looming threat of the annexation of the West Bank have not only undermined the goal of a two-State solution, but have also imperiled peace and security in the Middle East and beyond.
Iran on Tuesday welcomed dialogue with Saudi Arabia to settle mutual issues and talks with regional states to set up a coalition for the security of the region.
On Oct 1, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi had said there had always been a chance to solve the problems with Saudi Arabia through dialogue.
Meanwhile, spokesman for Iranian government Ali Rabiee had confirmed that Saudi Arabian leaders had sent messages to the Iran’s president through a head of a third state for negotiations on mutual issues.
A day ago, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had said he would prefer a political solution to a military one while dealing with Iran.