Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh and Islamabad rekindle strategic alliance

Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) talking to Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan (L) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 May 2021.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) talking to Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan (L) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 May 2021. © Bandar Aljaloud/Handout/EPA/MaxPPP
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's alliance has been undermined by a number of differences but it was given a boost by Imran Khan's visit to Jeddah earlier this month, when even intelligence cooperation was discussed. [...]
Published on 20.05.2021 at 07:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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