The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, held meeting with the Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmad Al-Malkiy in the capital city of Islamabad. During the meeting with the Ambassador Ahmad Al-Malkiy, PM Sharif held talks on several major topics of concern.
Alongside, PM Sharif also extended thanks to Saudi Arabia leadership for their generous and unwavering support for Pakistan, which he said, was particularly instrumental in securing the deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
At the same time, PM Sharif also asked the Saudi Arabia Ambassador for conveying his special gratitude to the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman for the deposit of $2 billion dollars with the State Bank of Pakistan.
The details of the following were shared by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, on his official social media handle. During the meeting, PM Sharif has also held talks on major concerns between both the nations. He also informed Ambassador Ahmad Al-Malkiy about the formation of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SFIC) for facilitating and fast-track potential investments from GCC Member States, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
PM Sharif also emphasized on the factor that mutually rewarding cooperation between both the nations of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in the major areas including Information Technology, energy, infrastructure, and labour must be fast-tracked and augmented.
While expressing satisfaction on the current trajectory of bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, Saudi Arabia Ambassador Ahmad Al-Malkiy noted that, “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were bound in a fraternal relationship marked by mutual trust and understanding, close cooperation, and an abiding tradition of supporting each other through thick and thin.”
PM Sharif recalled that, Pakistan has been eagerly looking forward to the visit of Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince as well as the Prime Minister to Pakistan at his earliest convenience.