Pakistan, Saudi Arabia promise better liaison between interior ministries

  • Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed meets his Saudi counterpart.
  • The two sides discuss issues of mutual interest, regional security.
  • Rasheed said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia.

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, accompanied by his six-member delegation, visited the Interior Ministry on Monday and held a meeting with the Minister of Interior Sheikh Rasheed and other senior officials.

Issues of mutual interests and regional security were discussed at the meeting, according to a statement issued in this regard.

The two leaders stressed the need to further strengthen ties between the interior ministries of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Better liaison between the two ministries is needed to resolve all issues, including security issues, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Rasheed said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, adding that these relations are long-lasting. Two million Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia are our precious asset, he added. The minister thanked the Saudi government for taking care of Pakistani workers.

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif said Pakistani relations were based on mutual trust and brotherhood.

Prime Minister Accountability Advisor Brig(R) Musaddiq Abbasi and Home Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar were also present at the meeting.

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