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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan agree to boost ties in different fields


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31st Jul, 2019. 04:30 pm
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Saudi Minister for Media meets SMQ

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of information and culture.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Saudi Minister for Media Turki Bin Abdullah Al Shabana in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long maintained historical and cultural relations, and Pakistan gives high value to its ties with Saudi Arabia.

He said the two countries have unanimity of views on important regional and global issues and the prosperity of both the countries.

He said establishment of Pak-Saudi Supreme Coordination Council is an important step toward promotion of political, economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan has further strengthened relationship between the two countries.

The Minister thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing Hajj quota for Pakistan up to two hundred thousand.

Al-Shabanah earlier visited Pakistan in February this year as part of the Saudi delegation accompanying Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed various vistas of cooperation between the two countries to broaden their relationship in the fields of media and culture.

Pakistan enjoys close bilateral and strategic relations with Saudi Arabia and seeks to explore diverse fields of cooperation.