Riyadh (December 14, 2018): President Dr Arif Alvi and Saudi King Salman-bin-Abdul Aziz held a meeting in Riyadh. Reportedly, they discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and issues of mutual interest.
According to a Foreign Office statement in Islamabad, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the renewed impetus in relations between the two countries.
The President said that the close bonds of friendship and brotherhood enjoyed by the two countries are based on shared faith, culture and values.
He also acknowledged the common positions that the two countries have on many regional and international issues.
Moreover, recalling the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia, the President hoped that the bilateral relationship would be further strengthened in the days to come.
King Salman warmly welcomed the President and congratulated him on his election. The King also commended the positive role played by Pakistani expatriates in the progress and development of Saudi Arabia.
It is pertinent to mention here that President Arif Alvi has called on the King of Saudi Arabia for the second time during his visit to the kingdom. Both leaders met last time on December 12 (Wednesday).
Earlier Yesterday (December 13), President Arif Alvi during his visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia performed Umrah and offered Nafl prayers at the Great Mosque (Kabah).
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On this occasion, the doors to the Kabah were opened especially for the Pakistani president, who went inside and offered Nafl prayers near the Bab-e-Tauba.
Reportedly, the President of Pakistan prayed for Pakistan’s progress and prosperity.