Saudi king apologises to Sharif for snub 

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RIYADH: The monarch of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, has apologised to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other leaders of Muslim countries for not presenting them with a chance to address the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, Dawn reported Friday.

The leaders of the Muslim world could not address the summit due to the shortage of time, said FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria at the weekly briefing.

“Due to the shortage of time, leaders of 30 countries could not address the summit ,” said Zakaria.

Sharif accompanied by his Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, First Lady Begum Kulsoom and his son Hussain Nawaz visited Saudi Arabia on May 21 to participate in the summit.

In addition to King Salman and US President Donald Trump, 55 heads of state and government from the Muslim world had been invited to participate in the gathering which was addressed by President Trump.

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