Coop in diverse sectors to further strengthen Pak-Saudi relations


Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close fraternal relations bound in religious, historic and cultural ties. He pointed out that the two countries stood by each other in testing times and close and frequent contacts at the highest level have been the hallmark of these relations.
He was speaking during a meeting with Saudi Minister for Media Mr. Turki Abdullah, who called on him along with a four member delegation in Parliament House on Wednesday. Members from the Treasury and Opposition were also present on the occasion.
Taking to the Saudi Minister, Asad Qaiser expressed his gratitude to Custodian of the two Holy Mosques for his personal commitment and interest in promoting fraternal relations between the two nations and the welfare of the Pakistani community in the Kingdom.
He said that the government and people of Pakistan would always stand in forefront to defend any aggression intended to the Holy land. He appreciated the facilitation of Hujjaj at Pakistani Airports through Road to Makkah initiative. He also expressed his satisfaction on the economic cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Referring to the visit of Saudi Crown Prince to Pakistan, the Speaker NA said that his visit had reinvigorated ties between both the countries. He expressed special gratitude to the Saudi Government for the royal decree for release of Pakistani prisoners in Saudi jails. Matters pertaining to bilateral relations with emphasis on enhancing cooperation between the Pakistan and Saudi Arabia especially legislative bodies of the two countries were also discussed. Reciprocating to the remarks of Speaker National Assembly, Mr. Turki Abdullah said that Saudi Arabia attaches immense importance to its relations with Pakistan and wants to further diversify them through enhancing cooperation in diverse sectors. He said that His Excellency the King and the Crown Prince had always accorded immense importance to Pakistan

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