ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have reaffirmed their historical and brotherly ties, rooted in bonds of common religion, shared culture and values and quest for regional and global peace and security.
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Ahmed, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razaq Dawood.
The Prime Minister held meetings with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and discussed on ways to strengthen bilateral relationship and on the regional political and security situation.
They exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation in political, defense, economic, commercial and cultural sectors, developing joint ventures in line with their respective developmental needs, strengthening collaboration in human resource sector and addressing the issues faced by Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia.
They agreed on the need to promote peace and security to ensure progress, development and prosperity.
The Prime Minister briefed the Saudi leadership on Pakistan's successes and sacrifices in its fight against terrorism, highlighting the role of actors trying to destabilize Pakistan.
The Saudi leadership congratulated Pakistan on its successful democratic transition and appreciated the Prime Minister's ideal of transforming his country into a welfare state based on Islamic socio-economic principles.
Saudi leadership assured Pakistan of its maximum assistance.
The Prime Minister informed about the plight of the Muslims of Indian Occupied Kashmir, suffering grievous human rights violations.
Mentioning the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, he stressed the need for Islamic solidarity and unity in raising the issue forcefully at the UN Human Rights Council.