Saudi Arabia always stood by Pakistan in times of crisis: Envoy

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Saudi Arabia is not only time-tested friend but also a brotherly country: Fawad

City Reporter

Ambassador of Saudi of Arabia says, Pakistan and of Saudia Arabia have historical and brotherly ties his country looks up to its relations with Pakistan with lot of respect.
He was speaking at a dinner he hosted in honour of senior journalists and anchors.

Nawaf Bin Said Al-Maliki said KSA had always stood by Pakistan in testing times, and would continue to do so in future as well. “The people of both the countries love each other,” he remarked.

Al-Maliki said that both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were allies when it came to regional and international issues.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the kingdom had always assisted in Pakistan whenever it was in crisis.

“For Pakistan, Saudi Arabia is not only time-tested friend but also a brotherly country,” he said, and hoped that the monetary assistance given by the country to Pakistan only a few days back would help the latter strengthen its economy.

He said with each passing day the human tragedy in Afghanistan was increasing.
“The OIC Foreign Ministers Conference on December 19 will focus on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan,” said Chaudhry Fawad.

He said Pakistan was trying to form a mechanism with Saudi Arabia and other brotherly countries to help the people of the war torn country.

Pakistan was providing all possible assistance to Afghanistan, he said adding that “We are providing 250,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan”.

Pakistan, he said has abolished duty on 40 items imported from Afghanistan and this move will help Afghan businessmen to stand on their own feet.

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