Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have called for unity among the Ummah to counter numerous challenges facing the Muslim world on Friday.

The call was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Jeddah.

The Prime Minister vowed to further strengthen the historical and brotherly relations between the two countries.

He said his government attaches great importance to close bonds of relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Underlining the historical close bonds with Pakistan, Saudi King Abdullah assured that Saudi Arabia would always stand by Pakistan.

He said close relationship between the two countries dates back to the days of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

King Abdullah prayed for a strong, prosperous and peaceful Pakistan.

Senior Saudi leadership and key aides of the Saudi King including Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Crown Prince Muqran bin Abdul Aziz, and Secretary General of National Security Council Prince Bandar bin Sultan were also present during the meeting.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar.

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