Minister for interior Rana Sanaullah has said that fraternal ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are historical, trust-based, and long-standing.

He expressed these views during a meeting with Saudi Arabia s Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

The Interior minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would jointly face all internal and regional security challenges.

He while expressing his gratitude to Saudi Arabia for the successful organization of the Road-to-Makkah project to facilitate Pakistani Hajj pilgrims, said Saudi Arabia always helped Pakistan in odd hours. He said relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are based on brotherly, long-standing and historical roots.

He congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi government for making excellent arrangements for Hajj 2022. He said the Pakistani nation has special love and reverence for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He also thanked the Saudi government and embassy for facilitating Pakistani Hujjaj and making special arrangements for them.

The minister thanked the ambassador for the timely assistance of the flood victims in Saudi Arabia.

On the occasion, Saudi Arabia's ambassador said cultural events are being organized in connection with the National Day of Saudi Arabia. He said in order to bring Pakistan and the Saudi people closer, various events are being organized.

He said we are very happy about the completion of 75 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.