By Hamid Khan Wazir
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki met the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Thursday and discussed the range of bilateral issues of mutual interest.
The Federal Secretary Education Farah Hamid Khan, the Federal Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Nausheen Javed Amjad, and the Additional Secretary Mohiyuddin Ahmed Wani were also present on the occasion.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has offered 583 fully supported scholarships in 28 well-known universities, both for male and female Pakistani students and researchers in many areas including Engineering, Economics, Language and Mass Communications, etc.
Shafqat Mahmood expressed his gratitude and stated, Saudi Arabia is very close to their heart and Pakistan always stands with Saudi Arabia.
We need to bring people of both countries closer through cultural activities, exhibitions, sharing of crafts, and visits of Educationists and Businessmen, he added.
Shafqat Mahmood reiterated to further strengthen the relationships of both countries and to safeguard each other’s interests at all fora of the world.
The meeting was marked with traditional warmth, mutual understandings, and trust.