Pakistan aims to reunite Muslim Ummah: FM

Qureshi rejects claims of mistrust between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejected claims of mistrust between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and said that it is not Pakistan’s agenda to weaken or split the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Talking to a news channel here, he expressed that Pakistan maintains friendly relations with all Muslim countries including Turkey and Malaysia. He added that even Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had a successful visit to Pakistan.
He further mentioned that some Muslim countries are at odds with each other, and certain factions do not want Pakistan and other countries to have prosperous relations. Pakistan aims to play an important role in reuniting Muslim ummah, he said, adding that Pakistan also intends to resolve various issues including KSA-Iran tension and Qatar blockade. FM Qureshi expressed that Pakistan is a founding member of OIC and it was never intention of Pakistan to weaken the organization.
Meanwhile, Foreign Office made a major reshuffle of around 21 senior officials including FO spokesperson, Dr. Muhammad Faisal who has been nominated as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany. According to Foreign Office, transferred officials include Rahim Hayat Qureshi and Shafqat Mahmood, who are appointed as ambassador to Iran and Russia respectively.
Pak’s former ambassador to Germany will be transferred to Italy and Additional Secretary FO Nadeem Khan will serve as ambassador to Greece. DG Europe Malik Farooq is appointed as ambassador to Poland, Muhammad Tariq appointed as Council General in Manchester and DG Counter Terrorism FO Ahmad Farooq appointed in Denmark.
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch is appointed as ambassador to South Korea, Zafar Iqbal is nominated for Romania, Muhammad Khalid Ejaz for Argentina and Major General (R) Umar Farooq Barki and Vice Admiral (R) Athar Mukhtar will be transferred to Maldives. Officer Mariam Madiha Aftab will serve as ambassador to Bulgaria, Dr Ali Ahmed Arain as ambassador to Senegal and Sardar Azhar tariq as ambassador to Kyrgyzstan.

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