Pak-Saudi ties rooted in common faith and shared aspirations of people: Fawad

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APP68-16 ISLAMABAD: October 16 - Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf bin Said Al-Maliki called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. APP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a meeting with ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, who called on him here Tuesday said that Pakistan had always valued its cordial and friendly relations with brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were bound by common faith, shared aspirations of the people, deep mutual trust and commonality of interests.
The Minister said that Pakistan had always held in high esteem the custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. He said that both the countries always stood by each other as there were convergence of views between both the countries on most of  the regional and international issues.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the recent visit of Dr Awad Bin Saleh Al-Awad, Saudi Minister for Culture and information to Pakistan had further strengthened bilateral  ties and would go a long way in enhancing cooperation in various areas particularly culture and media.
He added that cooperation in the arenas of film and drama would help further strengthen cultural bonds between the two brotherly countries.
Pakistan valued its relations with Saudi Arabia and acknowledged its support extended to it, the minister added.
Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy said that Saudi Arabia considered Pakistan as a friend with whom Riyadh enjoyed time-tested close relations. Both the countries were tied in strong historical and religious bonds and that they would continue to attain new heights in the days to come, he added.