JEDDAH (APP): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to give a strategic direction to their bilateral relations through a Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordin-ation Council and diversify the existing bilateral political, economic, trade, defence and security ties.
The bilateral ties were discussed in the meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Imran Khan who arrive here Friday on three-day official visit to the Kingdom, according to a PM Office statement.
Following the meeting, both the leaders signed an agreement on Establishm-ent of the Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Council (SPSCC) what Imran Khan hoped would play a catalytic role in fostering enhanced bilateral cooperation in all fields.
The Council, co-chaired by the Prime Minister and the Crown Prince, is designed to impart strategic direction to the development of Pakistan-Saudi relations.
During the meeting, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen, deepen and diversify the existing bilateral political, economic, trade, defence and security ties.
Special emphasis was laid on increasing Saudi investments in Pakistan, collaboration in the field of energy, and increased job opportunities for Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia.
Both the sides also held wide-ranging talks on bilateral, regional and international issues marked by “exceptional cordiality and a commitment to fortify the upward trajectory in the bilateral relationship.”
The prime minister conveyed sincere regards to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and thanked the Crown Prince for his invitation to him to visit the Kingdom. He also expressed gratitude for affording him the opportunity to visit the two Holy Mosques during the special days of Ramazan.