Islamabad, February 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Minister of State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Nizar Bin Obaid Madani called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on February 16, 2014, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan to discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest. The meeting was held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister while welcoming the Saudi Minister of State, stated that the Government of Pakistan accorded high priority to its relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He underscored that Prime Minister of Pakistan was desirous of taking the bilateral relations to new heights.
Referring to the existing close and fraternal relations, the Special Assistant remarked that the destinies of the two countries were interlinked and the relations were marked by mutual trust and understanding. He emphasized the need to initiate a new era of strategic relationship between the two brotherly countries and also to further enhance bilateral ties in diverse areas, particularly in economic, trade and investment sectors, to impart greater substance to the existing cordial relations.
The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Madani stated that the fact that the Crown Prince had chosen Pakistan as the first country for his Asian visit, is symbolic of the importance Saudi Arabia attached to its relations with Pakistan.
Recalling the recent high level visits to Pakistan by senior members of the Saudi leadership, including Foreign Minister, Deputy Defence Minister and Chairman Saudi Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Madani expressed satisfaction that the relations were moving in the “right direction”.
He emphasized that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were linked with bonds of brotherhood rooted in common culture and faith of Islam. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was desirous of enhancing ties with Pakistan in diverse areas and informed that during the visit, the Crown Prince would be exchanging views with the Pakistani leadership on the whole range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. The two countries shared a common vision and challenges which needed to be addressed together.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan