Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 01:17:30 am
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy deep-rooted historic, time-tested and fraternal relations:

Dr. Huma Baqai (Expert on International Relations): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong relationship. The realignment of relations between Islamabad and Riyadh is based on new terms. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are in the phase of economic transformation and modernization of politics. There is convergence of interest on both the sides when it comes to regional issues. The leadership of both the countries has common vision of regional prosperity and economic reforms. The Prime Minister Imran Khan's upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia would further consolidate the bilateral ties between KSA and Pakistan. There is an urge on both sides to further strengthen the bilateral ties. Both the Muslim countries can make collective efforts to counter the menace of Islamophobia. Islamabad has balanced ties with Muslim world and Western world. Saudi Arabia has shown its interest to invest in Gwadar, which is beneficial for Pakistan's economy. Islamabad can play a role of bridge between Riyadh and Tehran. Islamabad is willing to establish functioning relationship with New Delhi. The United Arab of Emirates has played an important role in defusing the tensions between two nuclear neighbors. India has accepted the initiatives taken by UAE as a mediator.  Pakistan believes that the issue of Kashmir can be resolved through effective diplomacy and peaceful negotiations. Saudi leadership always played positive role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in resolving the issues facing Islamic Ummah worldwide