Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud Al-Faisal is to arrive in Islamabad Thursday to discuss the situation in and around Afghanistan. The negotiations will focus on the political future of Afghanistan, on forming a post-Taliban government and on US military actions. Prince Saud will also inform the Pakistani side on the opinion of the EU leaders (with whom he negotiated earlier) on these problems. The visit of EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana to the kingdom has been postponed in connection with the Saudi Minister's trip to Pakistan.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia