Islamabad, 7 February 2022 (TDI): Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit today.

Naif, who is accompanied by a delegation, was received by his Pakistani counterpart, Sheikh Rashid, at the Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, Rashid said in a tweet.

Interior secretary Yousaf Naseem and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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


Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif said Pak-Saudi relations were based on mutual trust and brotherhood.  Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability Brig (R) Musaddiq Abbasi and Interior Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar were also present in the meeting.

The Saudi dignitary would also meet President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan besides other key government and security officials.

Regional issues, the release of Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia, and other important matters would come under discussion during the meeting.

While speaking on the occasion at the joint press conference, Sheikh Rashi said that Pakistan has a strong, cordial, and deep brotherly relationship with Saudi Arabia. He said that other interior ministers from Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain have also been invited to visit Pakistan.

Minister of Interior has said that both sides will discuss important bilateral, security, and regional cooperation especially discussing the Pakistani prisoners languishing in Saudi jails.


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