Saudis denies asking Pakistan to skip summit.


ISLAMABAD -- The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan denied the 'information and fake news' broadcasted by some media channels, claiming that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 'pressurised and threatened Pakistan' to refrain fromparticipating in the Kuala Lumpur Summit. The embassy 'affirms that the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are superior to the language ofthreat', the statement claimed, adding that the ties between the countries were 'long-standing and strategic based on trust, understanding and mutual respect'. 'The two countries enjoy a consensus of views onmostregional and international issues, especially the issues of the Islamic nation,' it added. The embassy also 'confirms that the Kingdom has always stood with Pakistan in difficult times based on fraternal relations, and we strive alwaysto stand with Pakistan to be a successful and stable country'. On Friday, a Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah quoted President Recep...

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