ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud stated on Tuesday that Riyadh wants to improve relations with Pakistan.

The Saudi minister, speaking at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said his visit is a follow-up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia in May of this year.

Pakistani and Saudi Arabian ties are based on brotherhood, according to Prince Faisal, and the two countries have always supported each other.

The Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Consultative Council, according to the visiting dignitary, would assist in taking the two nations’ relationship to new heights.

“We have worked effectively together in the past, but I believe this will be a far more effective instrument in exploring all of the potential we have,” the Saudi foreign minister on the council said.

Prince Faisal praised Pakistan’s efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic, saying the two nations will work together to address the problems that people confront.

“We agree to continue working on all regional problems, whether it is Jammu and Kashmir, Palestine, or the Yemen situation, and to coordinate our views accordingly,” Saudi Arabia’s top ambassador said.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on the other hand, stated that during his meetings with Prince Faisal, the two discussed their bilateral relationship in depth.

“We are quite satisfied with the way things are progressing on the bilateral front, and we can only improve on what we have,” Foreign Minister Qureshi added. He went on to say that the two talked about ways to strengthen business ties between the two countries.

He further stated that the Pakistani and Saudi leaderships had tasked him and his colleague with bringing the Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Consultative Council up to speed.

Pakistan’s top diplomat also expressed gratitude to his Saudi counterpart for Riyadh’s “unwavering support” at the FATF.

After landing in Pakistan for a day-long visit at the request of Foreign Minister Qureshi, the Saudi Foreign Minister arrived at the Foreign Office.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tahir Ashrafi welcomed Saudi Arabia’s senior diplomat at the Nur Khan Air Base.