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PM, Saudi King discuss to further enhance bilateral ties

RIYADH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has underlined the need to further strengthening the bilateral relations and cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in diverse fields including defence, trade and investment.

This he stated while talking to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in Riyadh.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa were also present on this occasion.

The two leaders reviewed entire spectrum of bilateral relations in addition to regional and international issues.

They also discussed ways and means to further enhance bilateral relations in diverse fields.

The Prime Minister lauded the efforts of the Saudi leadership in bringing peace and stability to the region and assured Pakistan’s full support in this regard.

Saudi King appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in routing the menace of terrorism and extremism from its soil.

The Prime Minister praised the efforts of the Crown Prince in launching a unified platform of Muslim countries, in form of Islamic Military Alliance to counter the menaces of extremism and terrorism that are distorting the real essence of Islam.

He also appreciated the national economic transformation plan Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia and offered Pakistan’s technical and human resource assistance in achieving it.

The Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman while appreciating the efforts of Pakistan in fighting terrorism said that Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Coalition look forward to learn from Pakistan’s experience.

Earlier, addressing the meeting of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition in Riyadh, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir assured Saudi Arabia and the participating countries, of Pakistan’s support and cooperation within the mutually agreed framework.

The Minister acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of the Saudi leadership in building partnerships to counter the scourge of terrorism and extremism.

He also outlined Pakistan’s key role in the global fight against terrorism and highlighted the continued resolve of Pakistan despite huge human and financial losses.

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