Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to further enhance bilateral ties

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia reiterated their desire to take the existing relationship to new heights in all areas of mutual interest.

This was discussed during a meeting between the Speaker of the Shura Council of Saudi Arabia, Dr Abdullah Mohammad Bin Sheikh, who together with members of his delegation today (Thursday) visited the President, Dr. Arif Alvi, in Islamabad.

Welcoming the delegation, the President said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deep historical ties and tremendous cooperation which needs to be further promoted for the mutual benefit of both sides. He appreciated the Kingdom’s historic and continued support, as well as financial assistance to Pakistan in difficult times.

The President also stressed that Islamic countries should work together to address the challenge of Islamophobia. He also highlighted the atrocities committed by India against the innocent people of illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir.

He urged the international community to pressure India to stop committing human rights abuses and grant Kashmiris their right to self-determination in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Bin Sheikh said he considers Pakistan his second home and stressed the need to take practical steps to further improve bilateral relations.

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