Saudi foreign minister meets Pakistani PM 

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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan is received by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Dec.26, 2019. (SPA)
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The two sides discussed possible ways to strengthen and develop relations further. (Supplied)
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The two sides discussed possible ways to strengthen and develop relations further. (Supplied)
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Prince Faisal bin Farhan visits the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan on Dec. 26, 2019. (Prince Faisal bin Farhan’s Twitter)
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Updated 26 December 2019

Saudi foreign minister meets Pakistani PM 

  • Foreign minister on maiden visit to Pakistan
  • He discussed bilateral ties and regional developments with foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Islamabad Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on his maiden visit to Pakistan.

The Saudi minister was welcomed by Khan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

“Frequent high-level visits are a key feature of the (Pakistan-Saudi) relationship and serve to further deepen and broaden mutual collaboration,” the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi thanked the Saudi leadership for supporting Pakistan’s stance on (issue of) Indian-occupied Kashmir.”

The two ministers discussed bilateral ties and regional developments. 

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari said the Saudi minister’s visit was a “very positive development” and that relations between the two countries were “far better than in the past.”

“It is now part of regular interaction,” Bukhari told Arab News. “Our foreign minister visited Saudi Arabia last week and their foreign minister is visiting Pakistan. Saudi Arabia is one of the friendliest allies of Pakistan that stood with us whenever we were in trouble.”




Prince Faisal bin Farhan visits the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan on Dec. 26, 2019. (Prince Faisal bin Farhan’s Twitter)

Prince Faisal bin Farhan also visited the Kingdom’s embassy in Pakistan during his visit. 


Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 316,405
  • A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 30 more deaths from the coronavirus and 461 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 49 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 40 in Madinah, 27 in Riyadh, 29 in Hufof and 21 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 316,405 after 769 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.