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Pak determined to further ties with Saudi: Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan is determined to further build up deep-rooted historic and fraternal ties with Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

Qureshi made the remarks during a meeting here with Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmed Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, reports Xinhua news agency.

Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threats to its security and territorial integrity, said the statement.

Pakistan-Saudi relations have been under strain amid differences over Kashmir and Iran.

Qureshi had slammed the Saudi Arabia-led Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for not extending support to the so-called “Kashmir cause”, warning that a lack of movement on this front could compel Pakistan to seek the support of a separate bloc of Muslim countries.

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