Pakistan, Saudi Arabia reaffirms commitment to further strengthen their relationship

Zahid/Abdul Rehman – September 20, 2019

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthen their relationship and enrich it further in myriad dimensions.

The understanding came during separate meetings of Prime Minister Imran Khan with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Jeddah.

The two sides underlined the deep and multi-faceted quality of the relationship.

They reiterated the resolve to further intensify bilateral trade, energy investment and people to people contacts.

Imran Khan underscored in detail the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and grave risks posed to peace and security in the aftermath of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August and its irresponsible and belligerent rhetoric and actions.

The Prime Minister stressed the imperative of urgent lifting of curfew and restrictions, respect for the rights and freedoms of the Kashmiris and resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

The Saudi leadership expressed concern over the situation and reiterated its steadfast support and solidarity for the Kashmir cause. It was agreed to continue to work together for peace, security and a peaceful resolution.

The Prime Minister condemned recent attacks on Saudi oil installations and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to its security and territorial integrity.

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