Imran Khan stresses need for exploring new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan & Saudi Arabia
Reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties with Iran & Malaysia
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need for exploring new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Talking to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud in Islamabad on Sunday, PM Imran Khan underscored the special significance of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relationship which is based on close fraternal ties, historic links and support at the grass roots level.
Regarding Afghanistan, the Prime Minister expressed the hope the world would not repeat the mistake of disengaging with the country.
He said Pakistan remains committed to facilitate humanitarian organizations working from Pakistan for their humanitarian support to Afghanistan.
In his remarks, the Saudi Foreign Minister hoped that extraordinary session of the OIC will be instrumental in mobilizing international community to support the people of Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds.
He also underscored the importance that Saudi Arabia attaches to its strong relationship with Pakistan, based on bonds of brotherhood.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties with Iran.
Talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Amir Hossein Abdollahiyan in Islamabad on Sunday, PM Imran Khan appreciated Iran’s consistent support on Kashmir, especially at the Supreme Leader level.
The Prime Minister urged international community to find additional ways for long term reconstruction and infrastructure development in Afghanistan.
The Iranian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s decision to host extraordinary session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. He assured of Iran’s full cooperation to promote bilateral relations.
Meanwhile Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato Sri Saifuddin Abdullah, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday.
Thanking Malaysia for participation in the Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, the Prime Minister appreciated Malaysia’s active role in the OIC and its efforts for peace building and humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan and Malaysia have historical relations deeply rooted in mutual respect and support at regional and global level. Pakistan was committed to deepen the bilateral ties through enhanced economic engagement and further strengthening of cooperation in a range of areas including tourism, defence, and people to people exchanges.
Foreign Minister Dato Sri Saifuddin Abdullah appreciated the convening of the OIC Extraordinary Session on Afghanistan as a timely initiative to address the humanitarian crisis confronting the Afghan people. He lauded Pakistan’s constructive role for promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan, and expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their warm welcome and generous hospitality extended during their stay in Pakistan.