Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 25 April: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share common viewpoint on the Yemen crisis and that Riyadh has not handed over any demand list to Pakistan over the issue.

The prime minister arrived in London after a brief visit to Saudi Arabia yesterday where he will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron. After arriving in London, Mr Sharif told media persons that Pakistan wants solution of Yemen crisis in accordance with the resolution of the United Nations Security Council and Saudi Arabia also supports similar solution.

The prime minister said Pakistan enjoys strong relations with Saudi Arabia which has always helped Islamabad in difficult times. He said Pakistan will firmly stand by Saudi Arabia if its territorial integrity was threatened.

On the other hand, head of the Houthi rebel alliance in Yemen and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has also sought solution of the Yemen problem according to the UN Security Council resolution.

Saudi Arabia and its allied countries halted airstrikes in Yemen after the UN resolution, but they resumed bombing after continuous attacks by the Houthi rebels.

The Security Council resolution has put an embargo on arms supply to Houthi rebels and supporters of ex-president Saleh. The resolution also asked the Houthi rebels to withdraw from Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.


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