Saudi Foreign Minister To Pay A Visit To Pakistan On Tuesday

The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, is all set to pay a visit to Pakistan on Tuesday. He was personally invited by the Foreign Minister to the country, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, to talk about regional and international issues, as well as bilateral ties. This was revealed in an update provided by the Foreign Office on Monday. 

An official communique informed that the prince will be accompanied by a delegation, which will comprise of various senior officials belonging to the Saudi Government. The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia will additionally call on various other dignitaries while on his visit. 

The trip being made by the prince is especially significant to the country, as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, also visited Saudi Arabia in the month of May. 

The statement released by the foreign office further stated that the visit will be used as an opportunity to go over the progress that has been made in the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The vision of the leadership of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will also be reviewed to assess how far they have come. It went on to say that the two parties have historic and long-standing fraternal relations that stem from shared history, common faith, as well as mutual support. 

The Foreign Office of Pakistan further noted that their close relationship is also marked by shared cooperation in a wide array of fields, along with mutual collaboration when it comes to international and regional issues. Saudi Arabia is also a part of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir and has shown its support for the Kashmir cause, time and time again. 

As per the press release, the consistent high-level visits are an important feature of the relationship shared by the two countries, which serves to broaden and deepen it in a bunch of dimensions. 

The statement concluded that the visit from the prince will add fuel to the positive momentum in the exchanges between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and deepen bilateral cooperation in the long run. 

On the 21st of July, while in Multan, FM Qureshi was questioned regarding rumors of strained ties with Saudi Arabia. The minister had rejected all such rumors and added that the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia would soon be paying a visit to the country. He further applauded its government for letting Pakistan prisoners go, saying that the decisions had allowed the prisoners, as well as their families, to double their Eid celebrations. 

On the 20th of July, the government of Saudi Arabia had released no less than 63 Pakistanis, who had been imprisoned in the jails of the country for petty crimes. Their release had been scheduled for the celebrated occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. 

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, had been reported to have instructed the authorities to release the prisoners after the Prime Minister of Pakistan made a special request.