Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to strengthen bilateral ties - BY: Syed Mussarat Khalil

Saudi Minister to lead 27-member delegation to Pakistan

Syed Mussarat Khalil
Saudi Gazette.

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Pakistani Ambassador met the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid A. Al-Qasabi at his office in Riyadh

The Ambassador of Pakistan, Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, met the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment, Dr. Majid A. Al-Qasabi, at his office in Riyadh.

Speaking to Saudi Gazette at his office on Monday Arshad Munir Consul (Press) said that in view of Dr. Al-Qasabiís upcoming visit to Pakistan, the Ambassador conveyed warm greetings of Pakistanís leadership to him and apprised him of the preparations of the Government to receive him and his delegation in Islamabad next week.

He said the Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince for their keenness in enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries.

Munir added that Dr. Al-Qasabi reaffirmed the commitment of the Saudi leadership to further strengthening its bilateral ties with Pakistan. Satisfied at the preparations for the 11th Session of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission, scheduled to be held in Islamabad from 28-30 November 2017, he expressed optimism on the trajectory of bilateral relations and hoped that the two countries will be able to agree on tangible and time-based outcomes. The Ambassador thanked Dr. Al-Qasabi for his keen interest in the Joint Ministerial Commission. He agreed with the Minister that the two sides needed to deepen the existing relationship and also discover new and concrete avenues of cooperation.

He told Dr. Majid A. Al-Qasabi is the Co-Chair of PakistanĖSaudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission. He is leading a 27 member delegation, comprising of senior officials of several Saudi departments. The delegation is expected to arrive in Pakistan next week. Pakistanís delegation to the meeting will also be lead by the Minister for Commerce. In the Joint Ministerial Commission spanning over three days (28-30 November), the two sides are expected to hold discussions encompassing all facets of bilateral cooperation with a view to strengthening and diversifying them.

Posted on Nov 22, 17 | 12:05 am