JEDDAH  - A road map of collaboration and cooperation to further strengthen the strategic relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan figured prominently in the talks between Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal.“I have intensive discussions on the roadmap that will set out a new vision of relationship between the two countries,” said Hina Rabbani Khar in an interview with a leading Saudi Arabian newspaper, adding, that the roadmap was agreed upon during the visit of Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah to Pakistan a few months back. The talks between Crown Prince Salman and Hina Khar were followed by another round of consultations between Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and the visiting Foreign Minister at the Foreign Ministry.In her interview, Hina said that the talks with Saudi Arabian leadership “focused mainly on the roadmap and on a range of bilateral and regional issues including Syria and Afghanistan.”Referring to the topics that figured during the talks with Crown Prince Salman and Prince Saud, she said that “all issues bilateral as well as regional of mutual concerns figured during our discussions. Saudi Arabia has unique position in the Islamic world as well as on global level.”She further said that both sides have agreed that peace and stability within Afghanistan is not only important to Pakistan but also to the entire region and to the world at large. She briefed the Saudi Arabian officials about the measures being taken by Pakistan for peace, progress and stability in the region and especially Pakistan’s role in finding peaceful settlement of Afghan issue in accordance with the aspirations of the Afghan people.On the question of a reported meeting in Islamabad that was convened to discuss the possibility of granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India and the shift in Pakistani policy towards New Delhi, she said that “the two sides have made substantial progress in different areas including trade.”“Nevertheless, the Kashmir dispute still remains the core issue,” she said while advocating for the inclusion of Kashmiris in the negotiation process. Asked about priorities and agenda of Pakistan, which assumed Presidency of the UN Security Council,she said it is for the first time that Pakistan has assumed its rotational office of the UN Security Council Presidency during the present two-year term. She said that Pakistan, which was elected last year as a non-permanent member of the 15-member UN Security Council, will launch the UN discussions on peacekeeping, the biggest and the most prominent area of work of the organisation and one of the most important tools at the disposal of the Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security.“Many people don’t know that Pakistan has contributed to the UN peacekeeping mission”, she noted.Prince Saud hosted a lunch for Hina Rabbani Khar and the accompanying delegation at the Foreign Ministry.