Saudi King Salman meets with UAE foreign minister, Pakistani army chief
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received on Tuesday in a two separate meetings the UAE’s foreign minister and Pakistan’s army chief in his palace near the capital Riyadh, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.
During King Salman’s meeting with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan at the al-Yamamah palace, the two discussed “aspects of bilateral cooperation” and regional and global developments, according to SPA.
Since late March, Saudi has led a coalition fighting Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen, in a bid to restore the internationally-recognized government of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi. The UAE is a major member of the coalition.
In a separate meeting, the Saudi king reviewed with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif bilateral ties and issues of “common interest.”
Present at both meetings were Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and other senior officials.