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Peace in Afghanistan vital for regional stability: Al-Jubeir

Peace in Afghanistan vital for regional stability: Al-Jubeir

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Feb 18, 2019 - 14:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir on Monday said that peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon was beneficial for the entire region.

Addressing reporters in Islamabad alongside Pakistaninfo-icon’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, he said that peace in Afghanistan would be of "benefit" to the entire region, including Saudi Arabia.

Al Jubeir said that the Saudi Arabia had been working with Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and the United Arab Emirates to "facilitate an agreement between the Talibaninfo-icon and Afghan government" in order to "move Afghanistan towards peace".

He also accused Iran of providing arms to terrorist groups and interfering in other countries' affairs as well as "harbouring" terrorists of Al Qaeda, "including Osama bin Laden's son".

"Saudi Arabia has been a victim of terrorism," he asserted. "We have been vigilant and unmerciful in going after the terrorists and those who support them and condone them."

"We wish to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from the face of this planet," he said, adding that the Iranian regime was "deflecting blame because it was facing pressure from the people".

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman arrived in Islamabad on two days tripe on Sunday and signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for Saudi investment worth $20 billion in Pakistan in coming years.

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