Credit for eliminating terrorism goes to Pakistan, say Saudi minister
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, during an interview with an Indian channel, said that the credit for eliminating terrorism goes to Pakistan.
Lauding the steps taken by Pakistan, he said that Pakistan did a lot of work against terrorism. “Pakistan sacrificed several soldiers in the war against terrorism,” he said.
The Saudi minister said that all regional and western countries, including Saudi Arabia, are supporting Pakistan in the war against terrorism.
The anchor repeatedly questioned him to speak against Pakistan, but he continued to appreciate the sacrifices offered by the Pak Army in the war against terrorism.
To a question about the Pak-Saudi joint statement, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said that the Pakistan-Saudi joint statement which referred to ‘the need for avoiding the politicisation of the UN listing regime’ was not a reference to Masood Azhar. “If someone has a proof about a person or an organization, he should present it at the international level,” he said.
Responding to a question put by the anchor again about Masood Azhar, he said that he was not in a position to talk about the issue.
To a question about the Pak-India tension, the Saudi minister said that Pakistan and India will have to hold dialogues to end tension. “Saudi Arabia can play a role in normalizing the relations between both countries. Pakistan is an important country to Saudi Arabia,” he said.