Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Saudi Foreign Minister His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to enquire about the health of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The Foreign Minister conveyed prayers and best wishes for His Majesty’s swift recovery, good health and long life on behalf of the people of Pakistan and on his own behalf.

Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised His Highness of successful measures including smart lockdown undertaken by the Pakistan as part of the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views regarding the Kingdom’s decision of limited Hajj keeping in view the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Foreign Minister condemned recent missile attacks of Houthi militia on various cities of Saudi Arabia and reiterated Pakistan’s firm support to the Kingdom.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal thanked the Foreign Minister for enquiring about His Majesty’s health and conveyed that His Majesty is recuperating well. He appreciated the response of the Pakistan government in tackling the pandemic and conveyed that the Kingdom is also seeing a decrease in the number of the cases.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in close contact.

Islamabad

26 July 2020

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