Minister: (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial relations: Ahsan Iqbal)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan’s closest relationship with Saudi Arabia is the cardinal principle of its foreign policy.

He was speaking at a reception held here on the eve of 85th National Day of Saudi Arabia. He said strong relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always stood the test of time and Riyadh always supported Islamabad in difficult times.

In his brief remarks, Saudi Ambassador Abdullah M. Al- Zahrani referred to the historical and very close ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.