Riyadh – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia in maintaining regional peace and stability.
He made the statement ahead of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to Pakistan.
“The visit will lay the foundations for effective and comprehensive cooperation between the countries, and strengthen bilateral relations to “higher levels.” Qureshi Asharq Al-Awsat.
“We are very pleased with the crown prince’s visit that seeks to establish effective communication at all levels. I expect this visit to have a significant impact in driving the solid ties between the two countries to higher levels,” he added
He underlined Saudi great influence and respect in Pakistan, adding that Islamabad aims to learn from Saudi Arabia’s example of fostering coexistence and moderation through organizing cultural activities and festivals.
The commended Saudi Arabia and the UAE which contributed to pushing the Afghan peace process forward, and that Pakistan considers this “to be a very important role.