Pakistan’s place “distinctive” among Saudi leadership & people – Saudi Ambassador


Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Abdullah M. Al-Zahranion has thanked the people of Pakistan for showing sympathy with the Kingdom on Yemen crisis.
“Pakistan and its brotherly faithful people always had distinctive place among the Saudi leadership and the Saudi people” The Ambassador said in a message on the occasion of 85th National Day of the Kingdom.
He said non-state actors staged coup against legitimate government of Yemen much like the way some outlawed militias are doing in Pakistan. He appreciated that the Pakistani government has done well to rout and eliminate them.
H.E. Abdullah M. Al Zahranion said words are not enough to describe Saudi-Pakistan relationship. The depth of this relationship is expressed by profound feelings of affection, friendliness and enthusiasm to lead it to new horizons and vistas.

He emphasized that there is much in the prospects for this relationship. The cultural factor has always been a strong bond over time. “Islamic religion has remained one of the dimensions of this relationship which draws Muslims to Makkah al-Mukarrama, which Allah has described “a place of return for the people and a place of security”.

The Ambassador said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is privileged to care for the Holy Mosque’s security, protection and mobilizing tremendous resources so that Muslims from all over the world perform rituals of pilgrimage in ease and comfort. This factor has its role in growing communication between the people of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and regular exchanges of visits and cooperation. We have the same customs, traditions and religious culture.

He said cooperation in the economic sphere between the two countries is substantial. Saudi Embassy in Islamabad encourages Pakistani businessmen to invest in the Kingdom. Saudi businessmen are also encouraged to bring investments to Pakistan and take advantage of investment opportunities here.

Trade flow between the two countries directly or through a third party is reasonable and can be further expanded if businessmen in both countries work together. Saudi Arabia’s economy together with the economies of Arab Gulf states is an advanced economy presenting important tributary for the economy of Pakistan. It provides a huge space for the Pakistani workforce to train and acquaint with the most modern technology of the world. The stability enjoyed by Saudi Arabia and the growth and development of its economy is the fruit of fundamental guidelines Saudi Arabia has been following ever since it was united by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud, May Allah have mercy on him.

H.E. Abdullah M. Al Zahranion said the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made several strides on the road to prosperity and growth, thanks to Allah Almighty, then to its wise leadership.

As blessed by Allah to serve the two holy mosques and gifted with farsighted leadership of vivid vision and high standing eminence in the international arena, King Salman bin Abdulaziz assumed responsibility as the Arab leader to care about the Ummah’s security, stability and its befitting place among the comity of nations.

The Ambassador thanked the Pakistani government and the people for joining them to celebrate the Saudi National Day.