Prime Minister receives Oman’s Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs

January 08, 2020

​Prime Minister Imran Khan received Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs of Oman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah Assalami, today.


The Prime Minister extended cordial greetings and best wishes for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said. Noting the traditionally close fraternal ties between Pakistan and Oman, he expressed the desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields.


The Prime Minister highlighted the dire human rights and humanitarian situation arising from the inhuman lockdown in IOJ&K for over five months and noted the discriminatory policies of the BJP government against minorities, especially Muslims. He stressed that the international community had to take urgent steps to address this situation.


​The recent developments in the Middle East and Gulf region were discussed. Expressing deep concern over the evolving situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined the imperative of avoiding any further escalation.


​Stressing that war was in nobody’s interest, the Prime Minister called for immediate measures for de-escalation.


Recalling that Pakistan had suffered greatly due to earlier regional conflicts, the Prime Minister made clear that Pakistan would not be part of any conflict in the region.


​The Prime Minister also recalled his earlier efforts for facilitation of contacts between the U.S. and Iran as well as Iran and Saudi Arabia for peaceful resolution of differences and disputes.


The Prime Minister stressed that Pakistan would always be a partner for peace. In this regard, he said Pakistan would continue to play its role in seeking to defuse tensions, prevent a conflict, and preserve the peace.