Top Saudi military advisor's "unofficial" visit to Israel may be start of new alliance in Middle East

09:23 PM | 25 Jul, 2016
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JERUSALEM - A retired General and a top adviser to the Saudi Government, Anwar Eshki, headed an "unofficial" delegation of academics and businessmen to re-initiate 2002 peace talks with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold of Israel.

According to the news report in ‘Haaretz daily’ the meeting was not official but Eshki’s trip to Israel couldn’t have been possible without the approval of Saudi government.

This is the Second meeting between Eshki and Foreign Minister Gold, last being in Washington 2015, where both of them reportedly singled Iran out as the chief threat to regional stability.

The visitors also went to the West Bank City of Ramallah, Palestine where they met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas along with other officials. While talking to the Palestine media, Anwar said he only visited Palestine and Jerusalem but not Israel.

Knesset member Issawi Frej, who was present in the meeting, said that it could be felt clearly the Saudis want to get closer to Israel.

Earlier this month Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry also went to Jerusalem and met the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the same issue. While the PM rejected the initiative in its current form but expressed hope for constructive negotiations with Palestine.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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