Dr. Abdul Aziz Khoja, Minister of Information, receives Pakistani Ambassador Naeem Khan in his office in Jeddah Saturday. — Courtesy photo
JEDDAH – In a meeting with Dr. Abdul Aziz Khoja, Minister of Culture and Information, at his office on Saturday, Pakistani Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan lauded the Grand Mosque expansion project that was inaugurated by King Abdullah on Friday.
The envoy also expressed his gratitude for Saudi Arabia’s assistance to Pakistan during every difficult time. The ambassador said that Pakistan highly regards its relations with Saudi Arabia and the recent visit of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has further cemented the existing fraternal relations between the two countries, the Pakistani consulate said in a press release.
The Muslim Ummah was proud of the Saudi leadership and always looked towards it for guidance, said Naeem Khan. The leadership of both the countries were working for stability in the region, he added.
The Pak envoy underscored the need for enhanced cooperation between media agencies of the two countries to project the true image of Islam and counter anti-Muslim propaganda. — SG