Pak-Saudi ties getting stronger with each passing day: Prince Jalwi

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is a blessing by the Almighty and Pak-Saudi relations are exemplary and are getting stronger with each passing day.

This was stated by Prince Jalwi Bin Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Monday during his visit to International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). He was accompanied by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki.

The prince along with his delegation members was received by IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai and IIUI President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh along with other high-ups of the university at the new campus.

“Islam is recognition of Muslims, it’s the umbrella which makes them all a body,” said the prince while delivering his speech in a meeting with IIUI leadership. He added that he had heard about the services and scope of IIUI, but now he witnessed that the institution was a hub of Muslim unity which was providing best minds to the Muslim world.

He reiterated his resolve that Saudi Arabia would keep cooperating with IIUI for academic excellence and in other projects. He also prayed for the prosperity of Pakistan and the university.

Dr Masoom Yasinzai told the prince in the briefing about the university that it was focusing on providing quality education to the youth of more than 4o countries, integrated with the teachings of Islam. He told that IIUI was also working to provide a solution of the contemporary challenges and bring a well-balanced human resource in the field according to the societal needs.

IIUI president briefed the delegation about the nine faculties and foreign faculty members at IIUI, which he said hailed from Egypt’s Al-Azhar university, Umul  Qura university, Madinah University and Imam Ibn Saud University of Saudi Arabia.

Later, Prince Jalwi inaugurated a centre for youth engagement and de-radicalization at Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue and an international studio at Dawah academy of the university.

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