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Pakistan

ONLINE
January 12, 2016
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Pakistan not sending ground troops to any country: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan not sending ground troops to any country: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan will not send ground troops to Saudi Arabia or any other country after having joined the 34-countries military alliance.

In a briefing to the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament House, Aziz said all matters between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been settled.

He said Pakistan will be sharing intelligence with Saudi Arabia to counter terrorism.

Aziz told the committee that Pakistan is playing its role to defuse tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

He said an emergency meeting of OIC foreign ministers has been summoned in Jeddah where Pakistan would present important proposals to reduce Iran-Saudi tensions.

The adviser said Pakistan wishes for peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict and supports all efforts for resumption of dialogue.

The chairman of the committee Awais Leghari told media personnel after the briefing that the committee lauded Pakistan’s balanced stance on the Saud Iran conflict.

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