SAUDI ARABIA'S PRINCE SAUD ALFAISAL PAID AN unscheduled visit to Islamabad on April 5.
Scenes shows: # Saudi aircraft lauds.# Saudi F.M being received by Pakistan FM Agha Shahi # Going to VIP lounge with Agha Shahi. # Saudi Pakistani Foreign Minister seated. # Prince Saud Al Faisal says he has brought a special message from King Khalid for President Zia. # Says he had fruitful talks with PM Indira Gandhi. # He had useful talks on Afghanistan with Indira Gandhi although there were differences despite common objective. # Pre-requisite for Afghanistan crisis was Soviet withdrawal of troops and self determination for Afghans And cutaways.
UNEXPECTED UNSCHEDULED VISIT NOT ASSIGNED/NO TIME FOR CONSULTATION. PLEASE ON PASS TO MR CAHILL INVOICE 003 APRIL 1981. KAMAL HYDER, 25, ST 40.F7/1, ISLAMABAD
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Background: SAUDI ARABIA'S PRINCE SAUD ALFAISAL PAID AN unscheduled visit to Islamabad on April 5. The Saudi Foreign Minister came in a special Saudi aircraft after his visit to Bangladesh and India.
In a brief unscheduled chat with newsmen at the airport (Islamabad) the Saudi Foreign Minister said that he brought a MESSAGE from King Khalid for Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq.
The Saudi FM said that he had "fruitful and positive talks in a friendly fashion with India's Premier INDIRA GANDHI. Prince Saud Al Faisal had extensive discussion with the Indian Prime Minister on AFGHANISTAN although there were "differences and stress" in spite of the objectives being the same. As both were members of NAM there was a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. The only danger is the presence of Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Withdrawal of Soviet troops was the prerequisite for the settlement of Afghanistan crisis. And their prerequisite for the Afghan's solution was the right of self determination for the people of Afghanistan.