Saudi Ambassador responds over PM Imran Khan visit to Kingdom

Saudi Ambassador responds over PM Imran Khan visit to Kingdom

ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki has responded over the PM Imran Khan's visit to Saudi Arabia.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to choose Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first official visit abroad confirmed that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan considered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first country in the list of its strategic allies.

“This visit carries many messages, the most important of which is that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan ties are like one soul and two bodies which can not be separated,” he said in an interview to Al Arabiya.

Al-Maliki said the first foreign visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan included cooperation in the fields of economics and culture as well as military, and it would be followed with subsequent visits.

He said Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia had many dimensions, it would help in further strengthening and deepening the bilateral, brotherly, strategic and economic relations, underscoring that Saudi Arabia had always stood with Pakistan in difficult times and crises.

He said Khan’s choice of Saudi Arabia for his first official visit confirmed the sincere expression of the new government of Pakistan that Saudi Arabia is its important strategic ally.