ISLAMABAD:President Dr Arif Alvi and the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques , King Salman-bin-Abdul Aziz Al-Saud expressed satisfaction and appreciation at the renewed impetus in relations between the two countries.
The two leaders met in Riyadh and discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and issues of mutual interest, a foreign office statement issued here said.
King Salman warmly welcomed the President and congratulated him on his election. He underscored the importance of time-tested Pak-Saudi relationship, and said that ties between the two brotherly countries were excellent at all levels.
The King also commended the positive role played by Pakistani expatriates in the progress and development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The President reiterated the close bonds of friendship and brotherhood enjoyed by the two countries, based on shared faith, culture and values. He acknowledged the common positions that the two countries had on many regional and international issues.
Recalling the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia, the President hoped that the bilateral relationship would be further strengthened in the days to come.
The President commended the progress made by the Kingdom under Vision 2030. He stressed that Pakistani expatriates would continue to play their positive role towards the development of both countries.
President Alvi also expressed his condolences on the sad demise of Princess Al-Jawhara bint Faisal Al Saud.