Islamabad july 26 announced on monday ,Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud visited Pakistan on Tuesday to hold talks with the the country’s leadership on bilateral and global issues.
The News agency PTI says, Saudi minister’s visit is aimed at boosting bilateral ties with Pakistan which has been under repair the relations that faced some stress in recent times.
Al Saud will be senior officials of the Saudi government, the Pakistan foreign office said. Al Saud’s trip follows months after Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia in a bid to mend ties.
The Saudi ministers Al Saud is also visit at the invitation of his counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and exchange views on the entire gamut of bilateral and along with discussions on regional and international issues.
Bilateral ties have come under strain due to different reasons since 2015 when Pakistan refused to send troops for the Saudi war in yemen.
Pakistan has also expressed its to be not happy with the budding ties Saudi Arabia and India. The difference with came into open after it pulled out of a summit of Muslim leaders in Malaysia in 2019 as Saudi Arabia was not part of it. Islamabad saw it as an effort to create a rival group of non-Arab Muslim countries.
Pakistan returned $3 billion to Saudi Arabia in the after the summit fallout. Qureshi also criticised the Saudi government for failing to a meeting of OIC foreign ministers on the Kashmir issue.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support,” Pakistan’s foreign office said in reference to Saudi foreign minister’s upcoming visit.
Ahead of the visit, 62 Pakistani prisoners were repatriated from Saudi Arabia via a special flightsaudi Arabia is home to more than 2 million pakistanis. .