Pakistan & KSA for further strengthening bilateral cooperation: President

The President also expressed gratitude to the Saudi leadership for launching the “Road to Mecca” pilot project and stated that the Government of Pakistan was looking forward to its expansion to other cities of the country.

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Islamabad: (VOM) Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have reiterated the importance of further strengthening and diversifying bilateral cooperation in various areas of mutual interest. This was discussed during a meeting between President Dr. Arif Alvi and the visiting Saudi Minister for Interior, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Welcoming the Saudi Interior Minister, the President said that both brotherly countries enjoyed an excellent relationship that needed to be further cemented for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Regarding the release of Pakistani prisoners in KSA, he hoped that the Government of KSA would give positive consideration to release prisoners who have completed their sentences. The President also expressed gratitude to the Saudi leadership for launching the “Road to Mecca” pilot project and stated that the Government of Pakistan was looking forward to its expansion to other cities of the country. He thanked KSA for the valuable support in the OIC and FATF as well as its participation in the 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in December 2021, in Islamabad, besides providing financial support to Pakistan. He highlighted that both countries had shared concerns in Afghanistan and urged the international community to help the Afghan people in the honour of need to save them from human catastrophe. The President asked the visiting dignitary to convey his sincere wishes to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi Minister for Interior informed that steps were being taken to help address the issue of Pakistani prisoners by the technical teams of the two countries. He thanked the Government of Pakistan for extending a warm welcome and hospitality to his delegation during their stay in Pakistan.

The President appreciated the role and support of KSA for hosting over 2 million Pakistanis and its benevolent approach towards them during the pandemic. the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has reiterated the importance of further strengthening and diversifying bilateral cooperation in various areas of mutual interest. This was discussed during a meeting between President Dr. Arif Alvi and the visiting Saudi Minister for Interior, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Welcoming the Saudi Interior Minister, the President said that both brotherly countries enjoyed an excellent relationships which needed to be further cemented for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Regarding the release of Pakistani prisoners in KSA, he hoped that the Government of KSA would give positive consideration to release prisoners who have completed their sentences. The President also expressed gratitude to the Saudi leadership for launching the “Road to Mecca” pilot project and stated that the Government of Pakistan was looking forward to its expansion to other cities of the country. He thanked KSA for the valuable support in the OIC and FATF as well as its participation in the 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in December 2021, in Islamabad, besides providing financial support to Pakistan. He highlighted that both countries had shared concerns in Afghanistan and urged the international community to help the Afghan people in the honour of need to save them from human catastrophe. The President asked the visiting dignitary to convey his sincere wishes to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi Minister for Interior informed that steps were being taken to help address the issue of Pakistani prisoners by the technical teams of the two countries. He thanked the Government of Pakistan for extending a warm welcome and hospitality to his delegation during their stay in Pakistan. The President appreciated the role and support of KSA for hosting over 2 million Pakistanis and its benevolent approach towards them during the pandemic.

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