ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today evening.

The minister has arrived in the country to share details with Pakistani authorities regarding the newly-formed alliance of Islamic countries against terrorism and extremism. Jubeir was originally supposed to visit last Sunday, but delayed his trip due to the situation arising out of escalation in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the execution of a prominent Shia cleric by the Kingdom.

Prior to his meeting with the premier, Saudi foreign minister called on the army chief General Raheel Sharif and discussed regional security besides other matters. Jubeir on the occasion commended the efforts of the armed forces towards eradicating terrorism and ensuring stability in the region.

They exchanged views on regional security situation and matters of bilateral interest. Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua, and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry were also present in the meeting.

The Saudi Foreign Minister also held meeting Sartaj Aziz, the advisor to the prime minister on foreign affairs and discussed bilateral cooperation.