Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan in a joint presser vowed to continue extending support to each other on issues of regional and international importance, according to details available to PkRevenue.com.
Prince Farhan, who arrived in Islamabad this morning, earlier led the delegation-level talks with Foreign Minister Qureshi that encompassed a diverse gamut of matters.
The Saudi foreign minister said: “We hope to build on the momentum of strong bonds based on our brotherhood, as the two countries have always stood by each other in difficult times.”
He termed the delegation-level talks as “very, very fruitful discussions” held on bilateral matters with all areas of broader spectrum came under discussion, with special focus on economic ties.
The Saudi foreign minister said his government would encourage the businessmen from both sides to explore opportunities of investment in areas of technology.
On climate change, he expressed the Saudi commitment to continue working with Pakistan as the country pursued the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan of achieving goals of preservation of the environment.
The Saudi FM said security was the key factor in ensuring economic prosperity and vowed to facilitate the efforts for peace, whether in Kashmir, Palestine or Afghanistan.
He said the talks focused on ways to improve economic linkages through bilateral trade and investments.
Qureshi mentioned that yesterday’s senior officials-level talks about the structure of the Saudi-Pak Supreme Coordination Council for its activation.
“Focal persons from both foreign ministries have been appointed to materialize a structured and institutionalized way of looking at our bilateral relations,” he said.
On Afghanistan, he said, both sides shared the same objectives of ensuring peace and stability.
He said easing up of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus situation also came under discussion, where the Saudi side agreed to extend facilitation.
Qureshi mentioned that the two sides agreed to strengthen cultural linkages and cooperation on fighting against climate change.
He lauded the active role played by Saudi Arabia for peace in the region, particularly reducing tension in the Gulf.
He expressed gratitude to the government of Saudi Arabia for supporting Pakistan’s stance on India’s illegal act of revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.