“Developing relations with Saudi Arabia top priority”, PM tells Saudi crown prince

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  • Pakistani premier made a telephonic call to Saudi Crown Prince.
  • PM offered his sincere condolences on the sad demise of the Crown Prince’s uncle.
  •  Two leaders reaffirmed the closeness of Pak-Saudi fraternal ties.
  • Both the leaders shared their resolve to forge a stronger partnership covering all aspects of bilateral relations.
  • The role of Saudi Arabia has largely been supportive in Pakistan whether it is the time of war or peace.
  • Earlier, the Kingdom announced to give oil to Pakistan on deferred payments.
  • The country also extended diplomatic as well as military support for Pakistan.
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PM Imran Khan with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman – photo courtesy PTI file.

The role of Saudi Arabia has largely been supportive in Pakistan whether it is the time of war with neighboring India or it is the economic turmoil within the country. The country has repeatedly named Pakistan as the fortress of Islam.

The recent announcement by Saudi Arabia to give fuel to Pakistan on deferred payment was just another event of Saudi support towards Pakistan. Yesterday, Pakistan’s premier made a telephonic call to the Crown Prince and offered his sincere condolences on the sad demise of the Crown Prince’s uncle HRH Prince Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Radio Pakistan reported.

The two leaders reaffirmed the closeness of Pak-Saudi fraternal ties and reiterated their shared resolve to forge a stronger partnership covering all aspects of bilateral relations. ​The two leaders also agreed to maintain close consultations on all issues of mutual interest.

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It is crucial for Pakistan to have a balanced approach in its foreign policy towards both the custodian of two holy sites and Iran because both share diversified interests with Pakistan. Pakistan denied back in 2015 to become a party in the Yemen crisis and in the future as well the former cannot afford to move against its immediate neighbors. Pakistan has repeatedly voiced that it’ll make sure the safety of Saudi Arabia and protection of Holy places in the need of the hour.

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