Saudi FM Labels Talks with Pakistani Officials as ‘Very Fruitful’

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan (SPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan described his talks with Pakistani leaders as “very fruitful,” pointing out that the two countries have a common desire to strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, investment, and technology; by encouraging businessmen from both sides to explore investment opportunities.

The Saudi foreign minister made the remarks during a joint press conference; with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his visit to Islamabad on Tuesday.

On climate change, Prince Faisal affirmed the Kingdom’s commitment and aspiration to continue working with Pakistan in achieving environmental conservation goals, and opportunities for cooperation between the two countries; within the framework of the Saudi and Middle East green initiatives and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative.

The Saudi foreign minister referred to Khan’s visit to the Kingdom in May; and his meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The two leaders agreed to establish the Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council.

The council aims to advance bilateral relations to broader horizons of cooperation and prosperity on an institutional basis that includes all fields.

Prince Faisal and Qureshi also held delegation-level talks between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. This is to discuss bilateral relations and important regional and global issues.

The Saudi foreign minister met separately with President Arif Alvi and Khan, and other senior government officials during his visit.

In his meeting with Alvi, Prince Faisal reviewed the historical relations; between the Kingdom and Pakistan and the means of boosting them across all fields.

The two also addressed the importance of exploring investment prospects and available opportunities; in the light of the Saudi national plan for transformation; dubbed “Vision 2030”, to achieve more prosperity for the two countries and peoples.