Pak Saudi Ties
PM lauds kingdom’s green initiatives.
Pakistan’s exports to Saudi Arabia were $446.18 million in 2019-20 while imports stood at $1,735.81m.
Temporary suspension, effective from Feb 3, imposed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency reports.
Appointment indicates military’s desire to take control of bilateral ties that have lately been hit by turbulence.
FM Qureshi stresses need for strengthening Islamabad’s ties with GCC countries.
Minister praises "positive role played by Saudi Arabia in the resolution of outstanding issues" among Gulf countries.
Pakistan must work hard to stabilise its internal situation so that both friends and foes are unable to exploit its weaknesses.
Envoy meets PM after Islamabad unexpectedly repaid part of Saudi loan.
Islamabad reaching out to Beijing for a commercial loan to repay another $1 billion to Riyadh next month.
"It will cater to the growing need for international cooperation and collaboration in the digital domain," FM Qureshi says.
Calls PDM an untimely, unnatural and non-ideological alliance.
Saudi ambassador discusses different bilateral issues with Murad Saeed.
FM Qureshi reaffirms commitment to further enhance strategic relationship.
“We consider Saudi Arabia as a confident and a trust-worthy friend,” says defence minister.
Says country's economic future is linked with China but that doesn't mean ties with US are being reset.
During his meeting with the ambassador, foreign minister criticises Houthis’ attacks on the kingdom, says FO.
Foreign minister regrets India's imposition of ban on taking out Muharram processions in occupied Kashmir.
Says ties between Islamabad and Riyadh are long-standing, people-centric.
Foreign minister says both sides understand Xi's visit will be of “extraordinary nature”, dates to be decided in coming meetings.
FO spokesperson Zahid Chaudhri says Islamabad committed to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia.
“Our relations are very good. We are constantly in touch,” says premier.
Saudi statement says talks were also held on enhancing cooperation for security and stability in the region.
“Military to military ties including training exchanges were focus of the meetings,” says ISPR.
Visit comes amid strained ties between the two countries over policy towards occupied Kashmir.
Rashid says PML-N, PPP want to get an ‘NRO’ by using JUI-F chief.
Saudi ambassador’s meetings are being seen as part of an effort to mobilise support for his country.
PML-Q leaders question FO’s diplomacy for ignoring the nature of the country’s relations with Saudi Arabia.
Maj Gen Iftikhar says India's defence spending and budget compared to Pakistan's is affecting the region's conventional balance.
"The cavalier attitude by this government is undermining Pakistan's core relations with friendly countries!"
Outgoing spokesperson Aisha Farooqui says foreign minister's statement was not against diplomatic norms.