Saudi top leadership message conveyed to Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Saudi top leadership message conveyed to Pakistani PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD -Saudi top leadership message conveyed to Pakistani PM Imran Khan by the Saudi foreign minister.

According to the press release, Prince Faisal conveyed to Qureshi the Saudi leadership’s appreciation for the role played by Pakistan in maintaining regional peace and stability.

He reaffirmed Riyadh's commitment to cementing ties with Pakistan in all fields, saying Saudi Arabia was committed to a prosperous and successful Pakistan. The two ministers also discussed the OIC’s role in the advancement of the Kashmir cause.

Hehad arrived at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) earlier today, where he was received by Foreign Minister Qureshi. During their detailed deliberations, "the entire gamut of bilateral relations was covered and views were exchanged on regional developments", according to a Foreign Office press release.

While highlighting that the relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is "deep-rooted and long-standing", Foreign Minister Qureshi focused on issues of mutual interest including bilateral trade and economic cooperation, security and defence cooperation, and parliamentary exchanges. He also underscored the importance of Saudi investments in Pakistan, particularly in the petrochemical, mining and minerals and energy sectors.

Qureshi during the meeting expressed the hope that the Road to Makkah project to facilitate Haj pilgrims from Pakistan will be extended to other cities of the country, the FO statement said.

The foreign minister apprised his Saudi counterpart of the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir in the aftermath of India’s decision to revoke the region's special autonomy in August.

He also highlighted the Indian government’s actions with regard to the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens and "the systematic targeting of minorities in India, particularly Muslims". Qureshi thanked the kingdom for its support in the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.