Saudi Arabia has helped Pakistan whenever needed: PM

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said with the two brotherly countries having strong people-to-people relations, Saudi Arabia had always helped Pakistan whenever needed.
“Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have long, strong people-to-people relationship. People in Pakistan have highest regard for the people of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has, in the past, helped Pakistan when Pakistan has been in a need,” the Prime Minster said in an interview with Al-Arabiya News Channel.
“And other reasons (of strong relationship) of course is the emotional reasons because of Makkah and Madina”, Imran Khan told the News Channel which posted some audio-video clips of the Prime Minister’s interview on its website.
The Prime Minister, who was in Saudi Arabia on a two-day state visit at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohmmad Bin Salman, further said that Pakistan had always shown its support for the Saudi government. “But at the same time we feel it important that there should not be any conflict in the Muslim world,” he added.
The Prime Minister referred to the crises in Libya, Somalia, Syria and Afghanistan and said Pakistan, which had also suffered a lot, would like to play a role of putting out all those fires and of reconciliation.
“Conflict in Muslim world is weakening all of us and what I believe ideally Pakistan would like to play a role of putting out all these fires, and of reconciliation…,” he added.