KSA denies reports about 'pressuring' Pakistan to pull out Malaysia summit.


Saudi Arabia on Saturday dismissed reports that it had pressured Pakistan to pull out of the Kuala Lumpur Summit being held in Malaysia.

In a press release issued Saturday, the Saudi embassy dismissed as "baseless and fake" reports that the Kingdom had allegedly pressured Pakistan to discourage it from participating in the summit.

"The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan confirms that the news promoted by some parties about alleged pressures exerted on Pakistan by the Kingdom to discourage it from participating in the mini-summit held in Malaysia, are baseless and fake," the statement read.

The two countries are, the statement read, "in agreement on the importance of the unity of the Islamic nation, and maintaining the role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation".

The statement added that they also had "mutual respect for their sovereignty and the independence of their decisions, which is a key feature of the well-established historical relations between them".

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