(IRNA) - President General Pervez Musharraf will pay visit to five Arab countries to discuss the situation in the Middle East, it was officially announced on Thursday.
The President will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Syria as well as United Arab Emirate, a Foreign Ministry statement said.
The Foreign Ministry statement did not mention dates for the visit but official sources said that the visit begins from January 19, reports Trend.
He will be meeting King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and will also have discussions with President Hosni Mubarak, King Abdullah of Jordan and President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, according to the statement.
"The Middle East situation continues to be a source of deep global concern especially for the Islamic world and Pakistan," the statement said.
The situation in Palestine has aggravated, Lebanon remains in crisis following Israeli invasion and withdrawal, Iraq is mired in increasing violence and there are other new and ominous dangers looming on the horizon, the statement said.
President Musharraf has engaged leaders from the West to emphasize urgency and the imperative need for addressing the Palestinian issue and the Middle East situation to avert an explosive situation endangering global peace, the statement said.
The President has shared deep concern over this situation with every leader from the Muslim world whom he has met.
And they all agree on the urgent need for fresh efforts involving Arab and other influential Muslim countries for peace and conflict resolution in the Middle East.
The statement said that Pakistan is deeply concerned to see that the peace efforts in the region have remained stalled while the situation continues to deteriorate.
There is dissension within the Palestinian leadership.
New dangerous divisions have appeared within the Middle East owing to the grave conflicts in Iraq while the Israeli aggression against Lebanon has left that country in turmoil, it said.