Pakistani FM Qureshi holds important talk with Saudi counterpart

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Pakistani FM Qureshi holds important talk with Saudi counterpart

*ISLAMABAD: *

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were deep and historic in nature and the similarities between the two countries on important regional and global issues were very pleasing.

He expressed these views while having a telephonic conversation with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, according to the Foreign Office.

During the conversation, bilateral relations, situation in the region and issues of mutual interest were discussed.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the two countries always openly supported each other during adverse circumstances.

The foreign minister reiterated Pakistan's support to Saudi Arabia against any threat to its security and territorial integrity. He also condemned attacks by the Houthi militia on the kingdom.

"We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Saudi Arabia to safeguard its integrity," he said and added that the protection of the holy sites was integral part of our faith.