Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia paid visit to Pakistan. During his visit, Foreign Minister met Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Prime Minster Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and President Alvi. During the meetings both sides reaffirmed abiding fraternal bilateral ties. Foreign Minister underlined that the relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had strong and robust foundations and was poised to acquire a new level. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and the KSA have underscored the need to broaden the spectrum of bilateral relations in all areas of mutual interests. Both countries reiterated their commitment to institutionalise the bilateral relations so as to make enhanced progress in the areas of trade and economy.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s shifting focus from geo-politics to geo-economics – with emphasis on three central pillars of peace, development partnerships, and connectivity. In addition, the Foreign Minister also highlighted the transformational CPEC project and noted the vast opportunities for investments in the SEZs.
The Prime Minister extended warm welcome to the Foreign Minister and reaffirmed deep-rooted and historic bonds between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Prime Minister conveyed cordial greetings for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Prime Minister fondly recalled his visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2021.During the meeting with COAS matters of bilateral interest, evolving security situation of the region including Afghanistan Peace Process and collaboration for regional peace and connectivity were discussed during the meeting.