ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Federal Minister for Railway Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy and others stand in respect of Pak-Saudia national anthems during a ceremony in connection with 89th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) at local hotel in federal capital.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia congratulated the leadership KSA 89th National Day
Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz, on Monday congratulated the leadership on the kingdom’s 89th National Day and said that the two countries were “strategic allies” that have closely cooperated with each other over time.
“The People of Pakistan hold the leadership of Saudi Arabia in high esteem,” the envoy said in his official message as he went on to say that “It is indeed an honor to represent Pakistan in the brotherly country of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am overwhelmed with joy to celebrate the 89th National Day of the Kingdom with my KSA brethren.”
Ambassador Ejaz said that relations between Pakistan and KSA were based on “shared cultural values and common World view” and that “the depth of this relationship is expressed by profound feelings of affection between the two people despite being separated by hundreds of kilometers.” The presence of more than two million Pakistanis in the kingdom further cements this bond of friendship between the two countries, he said.
Pakistanis living in the kingdom have made a valuable contribution toward the economic development of both KSA and Pakistan, the envoy noted.
“The visionary leadership of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, have put Saudi Arabia on the trajectory of development, and the Kingdom is now moving fast on the track to progress and prosperity,” the statement read.
“Saudi Arabia and its people have a special place in the heart of every Pakistani. I, as Ambassador of Pakistan vow to make consistent efforts for further expanding the bilateral cooperation in all fields for the benefit of our two peoples,” the Pakistani envoy further said.
Last week Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visited KSA and held separate meetings with King Salman and the crown prince.
Khan reiterated that his country would stand by Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to the sanctity and security of the two holy cities.
This was Khan’s fourth visit to Saudi Arabia since assuming office in August 2018. His last visit was in May 2019 to attend the 14th Session of the OIC Islamic Summit in Makkah.