RIYADH (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif have held meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and discussed important regional issues with a focus on the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The members of the Saudi cabinet were also present at the Monday’s meeting.

National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi accompanied the Prime Minister.

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will also visit Iran on Tuesday and will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. While playing a mediatory role, he is making efforts to help defuse tension between the two countries urging them to resolve differences peacefully.