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Foreign Minister grieved over deaths of Saudi nationals due to coronavirus

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Foreign Minister grieved over deaths of Saudi nationals due to coronavirus.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the deaths of Saudi nationals due to coronavirus.
Foreign Minister grieved over deaths
He shared his feelings in telephoninc conversation with Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud.
He also held detailed discussion regarding the challenge posed by coronavirus to the global community.
The Foreign Minister  appreciated the timely steps which, according to him, the Saudi government to contain the virus.
He also apprised the Saudi Foreign Minister about the steps which Pakistan took to check the spread of the contagion.
Shah Mahmood  pointed out that developing countries such as Pakistan are facing grave economic difficulties to face this global challenge.
 Therefore, Prime Minister Imran Khan has suggested restructuring of loans of these countries so that they could use their resources to cope with the pandemic and save the precious lives.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi strongly denounced the missile attacks on Saudi capital Riyadh and Jizan.
He appreciated the timely response of Saudi forces to save the precious lives and infrastructure.
The Foreign Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the security and territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister told him that the G-20 Virtual Summit hosted by Saudi Arabia discussed various aspects of financial assistance to the developing countries including the proposal of restructuring their loans.
The two foreign ministers agreed to continue their consultation process for the promotion of bilateral cooperation and to meet the coronavirus challenge.
On the other hand, Turkey’s interior minister had accused Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of not timely reporting the Coronavirus to the them and rest of the world.
Turkey has quarantined thousands on return from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia kept the world in dark about coronavirus, said Interior Minister Soylu.
He furtehr said Turkey took action right after confirming 1st case among pilgrims returning from Saudi kingdom

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