ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki said Islamabad and Riyadh have shared grief and joy together and that the bonds of bilateral ties would be further strengthened through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Al-Malki expressed these views as a chief guest at a ceremony organized by the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day on Monday.
He thanked the management of IIUI for arranging the ceremony and hoped the university would soon get positive news from Saudi Arabia.
“The leaderships of both the countries agreed on bilateral minister-level talks for cooperation and soon the KSA delegation will meet the relevant officials of government,” he said.
Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, said: “No force can separate Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as both nations share a bond of love, brotherhood and Islamic values.”
The university’s Rector, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, while congratulating KSA on its National Day, said the university has commemorated this day with love and happiness.
He hailed the efforts of the ambassador and termed him as a bridge to promote Pak-Saudi cooperation in multidimensional areas.
“The existing level of relationship will grow stronger with the passage of time,” Yasinzai noted.
Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, the university’s president, echoed this, saying that Pak-Saudi Arabia relations are exemplary and getting stronger with every passing day.
A day earlier, Al-Malki hosted a reception to celebrate his country’s 88th National Day in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, who was the chief guest, congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion.