Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is the most popular foreign leader in Pakistan as he has taken bilateral relations to a new height.
These comments were made by Pakistani Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said in an interview to foreign media.
Fawad Chaudhry said “Ever since Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman took charge, he has taken the bilateral relationship to a totally different level,”
During his visit to Pakistan in February 2019, the crown prince told Prime Minister Imran Khan: “Consider me an ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia.”
Chaudhry said the visit “was truly remarkable and memorable. Prime Minister Imran Khan hasn’t visited any other country more than Saudi Arabia, and similarly the crown prince himself visited Pakistan with a large delegation.”
The two countries have always enjoyed historic and diverse relations despite recurring changes in Pakistan’s political landscape.
Every Pakistani government has enjoyed close ties with the Kingdom, Chaudhry said, adding: “It’s a people-to-people relationship, and Pakistanis have a huge regard for Saudi Arabia.”
Fawad Chaudhry said “Saudi Arabia has stood with Pakistan through thick and thin, adding: “In all our challenges, the first country we’ve looked toward is Saudi Arabia, and the Kingdom was always there to help us. You can imagine from this the kind of respect both countries have for each other.”
Praising the crown prince’s Vision 2030, Chaudhry said the plan is not only beneficial for the Kingdom but for the entire Muslim world.
“Vision 2030 has two dimensions. One is the domestic policy of Saudi Arabia and another dimension is the Muslim world, as to how we can shun the perception of extremism,” the minister said, adding that the concept of Vision 2030 is based on education, knowledge, innovation, technology and science.