ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral relations, regional issues, cooperation at multilateral fora, and the Covid-19 situation.
The Foreign Minister extended felicitations to the Saudi leadership on successful convening of the G-20 Summit.
The Foreign Minister underscored that the relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is deep-rooted and long-standing.
The two sides agreed on further deepening bilateral trade and economic cooperation including in the field of energy.
The two Foreign Ministers discussed OIC’s importance as the vital platform for Muslim Ummah and its role in the advancement of the Kashmir cause.
Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised of the continuing grave situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
He thanked the Saudi Foreign Minister for the Kingdom’s principled and steadfast support for the just cause of Kashmir.
Prince Faisal underscored the importance that Saudi Arabia attaches to its fraternal and strategic relationship with Pakistan.
He conveyed Saudi Arabia’s appreciation for the role played by Pakistan in maintaining regional peace and stability.
The two sides agreed to have high-level exchanges to promote bilateral cooperation in relevant fields.