RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Riyadh on Thursday and discussed the Saudi-led Arab campaign to restore stability in Yemen.
A statement of the Saudi Press Agency said the meeting was attended by Crown Prince Muqrin, Deputy Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Naif, Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.
Sharif, who arrived early in the day from Islamabad, led a powerful delegation including army chief General Raheel Sharif, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and other senior officials.The SPA statement did not provide details of the discussions.
The meeting comes two days after the coalition composed of Gulf allies, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, announced a new phase in the air campaign launched last month to halt rampaging Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and and forces loyal to former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The coalition launched the campaign, dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, after President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi sought refuge in Riyadh.