Pakistan aspires to deepen its multifaceted cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

The high-ranking Saudi delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, arrived in this city on Monday for a two-day visit. The main goal of the visit is to accelerate the implementation of the agreement that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif reached during their recent meeting in Makkah Al Mukarramah to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.
According to a PM Office press release, the prime minister recalled his cordial and fruitful meeting with the Saudi crown prince and said that the Saudi delegation’s visit following his trip was an indication of both countries’ strong commitment to strengthening bilateral relations focused on mutually beneficial economic cooperation.

He stated that in order to expedite the first phase of Saudi investments in Pakistan under the new arrangement, both parties required to collaborate closely in this regard.
The prime minister gave the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud his best wishes during the meeting and extended his gratitude to the Saudi authorities.

Prime Minister Shehbaz emphasised the importance Pakistan places on its long-standing strategic, economic, and familial ties with Saudi Arabia, stating that both nations have always remained united.
He briefed the team on the efforts being undertaken by the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to encourage investment in Pakistan. Additionally, he emphasised the vital role played by General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff, and the collaboration of all organisations in advancing investment in the nation via SIFC.

The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia conveyed his gratitude for the cordial reception his group received and emphasised how important Saudi Arabia considered its close and strong ties to Pakistan.

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