Pak-Saudi ties remain strong despite Islamabad’s stance on Yemen war: report

Posted In: News Date:Jun 19th, 2018

The decision by Islamabad to remain neutral in the Yemen war may have ruffled a few feathers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but the relations between the two countries remain strong and largely unaffected, said a report by the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI).

The report states that Pak-Saudi relationship is often been seen as “being rooted in the personal relationships between Pakistani prime ministers and Saudi kings rather than formal institutions” but notes that the recent trajectory suggests its heading in a “strategic direction” as the ties become institutionalised and “increasingly address both countries’ strategic interests.”