- The people of Saudi Arabia have expressed their displeasure over the ‘disrespectful’ manner of sitting Pakistan’s foreign minister.
- The citizens of Saudi have demanded strict action against this arrogance of the Foreign Minister of Pakistan.
- People on social media said that the way Shah Mehmood Qureshi was sitting was insulting.
Islamabad: People on the Internet have expressed their anger after Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi behaved abusively during a meeting with the Saudi ambassador. According to a Geo News report, the people of Saudi Arabia have expressed their displeasure over the ‘derogatory’ manner of sitting Pakistan’s foreign minister during a meeting with the Saudi ambassador on Tuesday.
Saudi people expressed huge objection
Public anger erupted in Saudi Arabia against the ‘insult’ of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador by the Pakistani foreign minister. The citizens of Saudi have demanded strict action against this arrogance of Pakistan. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said al-Malki met Qureshi in Islamabad on Tuesday. The report said that Qureshi was sitting with one leg on the other during the meeting and that his leg (including the shoe) was towards the Saudi ambassador, which has been objected by many Saudis.
‘Pakistani minister probably did this intentionally’
A Saudi national said on Twitter, ‘The Pakistani minister’s sitting style was devoid of diplomatic etiquette.’ Another angry Saudi citizen wrote on social media, ‘As a Saudi (citizen) we do not accept that the Pakistani Foreign Minister insults the Saudi Ambassador in this way.’ People on social media said that the way Qureshi sat with his shoes towards the face of the guest (ambassador) was disrespectful. One user said, ‘I think this behavior has been deliberate on the part of Pakistani minister.’
‘Pakistan begs Saudi Arabia every year’
Another Saudi Twitter user said, ‘Frankly, if I were the Saudi ambassador, I would have left the meeting.’ It is not that the outrage is being expressed only by Saudi citizens, but some Pakistanis have also condemned the foreign minister’s sitting position, calling this behavior ‘against diplomatic norms’. A Pakistani citizen wrote on social media, ‘Pakistan’s Foreign Minister desperately needs to learn many things. Pakistan begs Saudi Arabia every year.