Pakistan values its ties with Saudi Arabia, President Alvi tells Imam-e-Kaaba

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said that Pakistan greatly values its brotherly relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This he stated while talking to Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Dr Abdullah Awad Al Juhany, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, today.

He said both the countries have shared bonds of history, culture, traditions, faith and values.

Recalling the highly successful visit of the Crown Prince His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan, the President stated that Crown Prince won the hearts of Pakistani people by his generous offer of support to Pakistani community.

He appreciated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its support to Pakistani pilgrims visiting the Kingdom for Hajj and Umrah every year.

He also welcomed the Kingdom’s decision of increase in Hajj quota for Pakistan to 200,000 and inclusion of Pakistan in its Road to Mecca initiative. He hoped that the project will be extended to all Pakistani airports for Hajj 2020.

The president pointed out that large Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia is a strong people to people bridge between our two brotherly countries.

Imam of Masjid Al-Haram said that relationship of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is not merely a diplomatic one but it is relationship based on faith.

He added that Pakistan is the strength of Saudi Arabia and hearts of our people beat together.

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