As the widely welcomed rapprochement between two regional countries — Saudi Arabia and Iran — became public, Pakistan has also come forward to take credit for this major development saying it had also facilitated the trilateral dialogue.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said at Friday’s weekly briefing, “Pakistan, like several other countries and friends of Iran and Saudi Arabia, has played its role in facilitating the dialogue. In this context, I would also like to recall the first meeting of two foreign ministers that will take place in Islamabad on the sidelines of the OIC meeting.”
Welcoming the development, “It was clear that this agreement was the result of China’s meditative efforts and the constructive talks it facilitated she said, and both sides were able to sort out their differences.”
Earlier Pakistan welcomed the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries and appreciated China’s visionary leadership for coordinating this historic agreement. “Pakistan does not wish to take credit from China for this latest agreement between Iran and Saudi she said, Arabia to normalize relations and congratulates them for their successful diplomatic efforts”.
Responding to reports that China has demanded delayed payments from Pakistan for Chinese independent power plants installed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the spokesman said the claims, which were reported in the media, triggered an inter-governmental conversation. completely taken out of context by adding sensational jargon.
“This diplomatic breakthrough will contribute to peace, and stability in the region and beyond. We hope that this normalization will create a template for regional cooperation and harmony,” believe and said FO.
“Pakistan and China are strategic partners for all-weather cooperation. China is a consistent, generous, and steadfast friend of Pakistan who has stood by Pakistan for the past several decades. China came and invested in Pakistan’s energy sector under she explained that, CPEC when no foreign investor was ready to invest in Pakistan. This investment has led to the economic development of the country which helps us to overcome shortages and blackouts.
“We are grateful to our Chinese friends for their consistent commitment to Pakistan, CPEC, and investment in Pakistan.”
She added, Pakistan and China, will continue to consult closely on all matters and they find optimal mutually beneficial outcomes.
The spokesman also refrained from commenting on the remarks of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who said Pakistan would never compromise its nuclear strike capability to revive the suspended International Monetary Fund (IMF) package.
“First thing, I would not like to comment on the debate that is going on in Parliament. The second thing, I have said before and I would like to repeat that the issues you mentioned about Pakistan’s nuclear program are not on the agenda.” with any government, any financial institution, or any international organization. she responded, this debate is only speculative and I would not like to join the speculation.
The reporters in the media may not always accurately reflect the discussion that may be taking place, she said.