Saudi Arabia Wants to Expand Relationship with Pakistan, Saudi Foreign Minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has said that his country wants to expand its relations with Pakistan through the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Coordination Council.

According to Radio Pakistan, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrived in Pakistan today on a one-day visit and was received at Noor Khan Air Base by senior Foreign Ministry officials.

Later in the Foreign Office, Saudi Foreign Minister and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed all aspects of bilateral relations, regional and international issues.

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After the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers held a joint news conference in which the Saudi Foreign Minister said that he hoped to take the relations between the Council, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to a new level, institutionalize them and look for all opportunities. I will be a milestone.

The Saudi Foreign Minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have worked together in various fields in the past but he was confident that the Council would be more effective in promoting mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Stressing on the importance of boosting economic ties, he said that the focus of the talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was on this.

He also called for expanding cooperation in the fields of technology and the environment.

The Saudi Foreign Minister said that security and stability are crucial for economic prosperity, so Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to work together to ensure stability in each other's region.

"We also agreed to work together on regional issues, whether it is Kashmir, Palestine or Yemen. Together we will ensure stability in our regions," he said.

Promotion of cultural ties with religious ties was discussed, Shah Mehmood Qureshi

On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while briefing his meeting with his Saudi counterpart said that we have taken a comprehensive look at our bilateral relations and we are satisfied with the way things are going.

"We focused on how to improve our economic ties. More than 2 million Pakistanis are contributing to the social development of Saudi Arabia, but we want more economic growth through mutual trade and investment," he said. How to make contacts.

"The leadership has made big decisions for this and has given us the responsibility to implement them, which is the establishment and functioning of the Saudi-Pakistan High Advisory Council," he said.

"Senior officials discussed the issue yesterday and we have made good progress on what the structure should look like, what the organization should look like and what the modus operandi should be," he said.

He said that in this regard, a focal person would be appointed in the Pakistani and Saudi Foreign Ministries who would monitor the progress in this regard so that we have a structured and institutional way to look at our bilateral relations. Be

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we talked about some new and interesting areas including information, media, culture, sports, Saudi Arabia is looking for change under the new leadership's vision 2030 and this sector I haven't worked in the past, we can play our part.

He said that there are 2 million Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia who would like to watch Pakistani films there, enjoy the performances of their favorite singers, this is the sector that we have not paid attention to in the past, this is the sector. Where we can see how we can foster cultural ties with strong religious ties.

The Foreign Minister further said that apart from considering the steps taken by Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan in developing countries regarding climate change and the steps taken by the Saudi Crown Prince in relation to Green Saudi Arabia and Green Middle East. How to work together.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked the Saudi Foreign Minister for his full and clear support to Pakistan on the FATF issue.

He said that Saudi Arabia was part of a contact group on the Kashmir issue and had shown clarity and consistency in supporting Pakistan in this regard.

"We have also had a good discussion on the emerging situation in Afghanistan and we have looked at the difficulties and opportunities and the good thing is that we have the same point of view, we are looking at things from the same point of view and We also have common goals.

He said that we discussed the regional situation and also discussed the problems faced by Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia, including the problems of 400,000 Pakistanis stranded in Pakistan due to travel restrictions. Want to go back

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