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Diplomatic relations between Pakistan – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia was amongst the countries which recognized Pakistan soon after its independence in 1947 and Diplomatic relations were established a month later, in September 1947. However, the affiliation between the two sides existed much before the independence of Pakistan. A synopsis of initial relations between the two countries is as follows:

1940

Crown Prince HRH Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visited Karachi and met with leaders of All India Muslim League. The Crown Prince was accompanied by a large number of delegation members, including his five brothers, Faisal, Saad, Fahad, Mansoor and Abdullah.

1943

HM King AbdulAziz Al-Saud, the founder King, made a personal donation of £10,000/- to the Muslim League Bengal Relief Fund which was opened by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for rehabilitation of sufferers of the great famine in Bengal.

1947

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah sent Sir Feroz Khan Noon as his special envoy to Saudi Arabia and the Islamic world to introduce Pakistan and explain the reasons for its creation.

1951

A Treaty of Friendship was signed between the two countries laying the basis of bilateral cooperation.

1953

Governor General Ghulam Muhammad was first Pakistani Head of State to visit Saudi Arabia. A banquet was hosted by HM King Abdulaziz Al-Saud in his honour.

1954

HM King Saud visited Karachi – the then Capital of Pakistan – and laid the foundation of a housing scheme, Saudabad Town, after the name of the visiting dignitary.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy fraternal bond marked by shared faith, historical relations, common cultural values and Islamic solidarity.

 

Pakistan has enjoyed warm relations with Saudi Arabia since the birth of the country in 1947.

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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