Pakistan, Saudia Arabia agree to enhance bilateral cooperation
Pakistan enjoying best relations with Arab counties: Ashrafi
April 29, 2021: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have reaffirmed the resolve to further strengthen bilateral socio-economic, commercial, cultural and diplomatic relations.
The understanding came during a meeting between Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan and Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy in Islamabad on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed in detail the level of ongoing bilateral economic cooperation and agreed to further enhance the existing level of cooperation to the mutual benefit of the two countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Saudi Ambassador said his country is ready to play a stronger role in the economic development of Pakistan.
He appreciated the support of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia in all international and diplomatic issues and hoped that the two countries will come out of the current COVID-19 pandemic by taking all precautionary measures and successful roll-out of the vaccination process.
The Ambassador also appreciated the constructive and positive role of Pakistani workers in different sectors in the Kingdom.
The Minister congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the progress and new development plans of Saudi Arabia under the sagacious leadership of the Custodian of the two Holy Grand Mosques.
Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi says Pakistan has been enjoying the best relations with Arab counties and it wants to move forward jointly on issues facing the Muslim Ummah.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, he said the Prime Minister has been engaged with the leaders of the Muslim countries to effectively counter the campaigns against Islamophobia and blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallah o Allai e Wassalam Khatimun Nabiyeen.
Maulana Tahir Ashrafi said Palestine and Kashmir are the issues of the entire Muslim Ummah, and the Muslims should collectively take stance on these issues.
He said the Covid situation in the country is very serious. He appealed people to strictly adhere to the Covid SOPs. He urged Ulema to play their effective role in spreading awareness about the pandemic. He appealed for observance of Friday as Prayers Day for protection against Covid.