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Pakistani president meets Saudi ambassador in Islamabad

Sat, 2021-07-03 22:44

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Arif Alvi received Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Pakistan, at the presidential palace in Islamabad.

Alvi commended the solid relations between the two countries and noted they were deep-rooted and stemmed from common religious and cultural values, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He said the Pakistani government and people greatly respected King Salman and praised Saudi Arabia’s leading role in supporting regional and global security and stability. He also highlighted the special position of the Kingdom in Muslim nations. Alvi added that Pakistan was keen on strengthening relations with the Kingdom in various areas of common interest, especially energy, science, technology, agriculture and culture.

He reiterated the government and people’s gratitude to Saudi Arabia for standing by Pakistan in challenging times.

The president also commended Al-Malki’s efforts in strengthening bilateral relations and optimizing them, taking them to better levels of cooperation in various areas.

Al-Malki said the Saudi leadership gave great importance to its relationship with Pakistan, was keen on supporting the country and its people, and standing with it to be a successful and stable state.

The chairman of the Senate in Pakistan, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, met Al-Malki earlier at the Parliament House building in Islamabad. The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them.


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