The joint statement issued by the Pak PM and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has disappointed India
Indian media was gung-ho after Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman, shortened his trip to Pakistan by one day. The media saw this as a message of support to India after the recent Pulwama attacks in Kashmir in which 49 CRPF soldiers died. But the joint statement issued by the Pak PM and the Saudi King has disappointed India.
1. The crown prince said he can be considered the ambassador of Pak in Saudi Arabia. On Imran Khan's request for help to Pak laborers in Saudi Arabia, MBS said, “I cannot say no to Pakistan”.
2. The statement said there is a need to stop politicisation of the UN listing regime. This can be read as a devious reference to India's demand for listing the Jaish-e-Mohammad head Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
3. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman praised Pakistan's dialogue offer to India and the initiative on the opening of the Kartarpur corridor.
4. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed agreements and memorandums of understanding for over USD 20 billion.
5. Both countries expressed their deep appreciation for the achievements and sacrifices made by both of them in the 'war against terrorism'.