ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has underscored the need for robust economic and trade relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), adding that bilateral trade and economic cooperation needed to be further enhanced for the mutual benefit of the two brotherly Countries.
Talking to the Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to KSA Ahmad Farooq who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday, the president said that Pakistan attached special significance to its relations with KSA, which were based on common faith, shared history and people-to-people contacts.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی سے سعودی عرب میں پاکستان کے نامزد سفیر احمد فاروق کی ملاقات
سعودی عرب کے ساتھ اقتصادی و تجارتی تعلقات مزید مضبوط بنانے کی ضرورت ہے، صدر مملکت
دونوں برادر ممالک کے باہمی فائدے کیلئے تجارتی و اقتصادی تعاون کو مزید فروغ دینا ہوگا، صدر مملکت pic.twitter.com/4yENhMzAZd
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) May 4, 2023
The president highlighted that Pakistan wanted to further consolidate the existing bilateral ties into a strategic economic partnership for the mutual interest of the two Countries.
President Arif Alvi asked the ambassador-designate to highlight the Jammu and Kashmir Dispute and the persecution of Muslims in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) as well as other parts of India at various fora.
The president asked the ambassador-designate to convey his warm regards to His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi Crown Prince/Prime Minister His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman.
The president also congratulated Ahmad Farooq on his appointment as Pakistan’s Ambassador to KSA and expressed the confidence that he would do his best to further strengthen and enhance bilateral engagements at all levels in the interest of the two Countries.