Ghani holds telephonic conversation with king Salman
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani held telephonic conversation with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency reports both the leaders discussed bilateral relations between “the two fraternal countries and the whole spectrum of regional and international situation.”
However, the news agency did not give further details into conversation between the two dignitaries. Talks between Ghani and king Salman held at a time when rumours about peace negotiations between Afghan government- Taliban were circulating.
A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shia rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases, the kingdom said, a day after Yemen's president said the aerial attacks will not stop until the rebels surrender.
Saudi Brigadier-General Ahmed bin Hasan Asiri said on Sunday the airstrikes had destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world's poorest country.
The campaign, now entering its fourth day on Sunday, continued to target Scud missiles in Yemen, leaving most of their launching pads "devastated," according to remarks carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
Dr. Faiz Mohammad Zaland, a political analyst, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Saudi Arabia and Iran were fighting a proxy war in Yemen.
He said that Afghanistan should keep itself at distance from interfering in the Yemen issue. “We need to respect the decision of Yemeni people,” he said, adding that Kabul should play a neutral role on Yemen issue.
Following Saudi Arabia demand, Pakistan had pledged to extend all out cooperation to Riadh in the wake of Yemen conundrum.
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