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. 


COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

Updated 12 July 2020

COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 167,138
  • A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 42 more deaths from COVID-19 and 2,779 new confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 247 were recorded in Riyadh, 191 in Jeddah, 164 in Hufof, 157 in Dammam and 157 in Makkah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 167,138 after 1,742 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.