RIYADH: Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik called on Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz here on Saturday and discussed ways to strengthen the existing fraternal relations between the two countries.
The interior minister presented President Asif Ali Zardariís message to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. He also presented greetings and the best wishes of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, which were warmly reciprocated.
The minister said the leadership and the people of Pakistan have high regards for the custodian of the two holy mosques and leadership and people of Saudi Arabia. The minister conveyed the gratitude of the Pakistani leadership and the people of Pakistan to the Saudi leadership for their support and assistance to the people of Pakistan during all difficult times.
Both the sides reiterated to continue their cooperation for peace and security of the region and the world. The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Chief of General Intelligence Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Secretary General of National Security Council Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Member of the Cabinet and Commander of the National Guard, Advisor to the King Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadir and Pakistani Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ayaz Muhammad and Pakistan’s Charge d Affairs Ayaz Muhammad Khan.