US supports Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan (Mathew Miller)

WASHINGTON: The United States has said it supports diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad, ARY News reported quoting the State Department.

At a news conference in Washington, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said the United States supports diplomatic relations between the countries and had no further comment on the matter.

In response to a question regarding Senator Chuck Schumer, the US Senate Majority Leader met with the Pakistani Ambassador and discussed the protection of PTI leaders, including Imran Khan, and whether the US State Department also considers the protection of PTI leaders a priority. priority, Miller said he was not aware of any such conversation between the State Department and Senator Schumer.

However, Miller emphasized that the United States prioritizes the safety and security of all individuals, including political leaders, and supports the protection of human rights and the rule of law in Pakistan .

Reacting to the meeting between US Ambassador Donald Blome and PTI leaders, including Omar Ayub and other opposition members, Miller said the meeting discussed important issues related to bilateral relations, economic reforms, human rights and regional security.

He reiterated that the United States takes no position on Pakistan’s domestic political issues and does not support any particular political party. The United States prioritizes the protection of human rights and supports democratic values ​​in Pakistan.

Additionally, Miller expressed concern over regional tensions and instability caused by Iran’s actions and reiterated U.S. support for a peaceful resolution of disputes between Iran and Pakistan.

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