Alvi for boosting economic, cultural ties with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Minister for Hajj and Umrah Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah calls on president with his delegation in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for further strengthening bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia especially in the realm of economy.

He was talking to Saudi Minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, who called on him with his delegation in Islamabad today. The president Pakistan highly values its relations with the Kingdom which are based on common faith, shared history, and people-to-people ties.         

Highlighting the key investment areas in IT, renewable energy, industrial and infrastructure development sectors of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi emphasized the need to expand bilateral trade.

He thanked Saudi Arabia for making excellent arrangements for the Hajj this year and hoped that it would expedite the purchase of Pakistan House in Madina from the compensation amount of two Pakistan Houses demolished in Madina. 

The President also appreciated the Kingdom for its steadfast support for important Muslim causes, especially the Jammu and Kashmir Dispute, Palestine, and Afghanistan through the forum of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and expressed the hope that it would continue to play its important role. He lauded the leadership of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, for normalization of relations with Iran.

The visiting Saudi minister said relations between the two countries are strong and need to be further enhanced for mutual benefit of the two brotherly countries.

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