Saudi oil facility for Pakistan to start soon

Saudi oil facility for Pakistan to start soon

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia to operationalize soon the oil facility to Pakistan, it was agreed at a meeting on Thursday.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malkiy called on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan in his office on Thursday.

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During the meeting, it was agreed to operationalize the Saudi Oil Facility at the earliest.

The Financing Agreement worth $ 1.2 billion for import for petroleum products was signed on November 29, 2021 between the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Pakistan.

As per Financing Agreement, the SFD will extend financing facility up to $100 million per month for one-year for purchase of petroleum products on deferred payment basis.

Both the sides discussed ongoing development projects and new initiatives.

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The Minister for Economic Affairs appreciated the Saudi support in the priority development areas, said a press release received here today.

They also discussed the remaining work of development projects in the earthquake affected areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) is providing financial assistance for various development projects in the areas of Energy, Health, Education and Infrastructure.

Most recently, the SFD has committed to provide financing for Mohmand Dam Project, Shounter Hydropower Project, Jagran-IV Hydropower Project, Gravity Flow Water Scheme Mansehra, and Abbottabad- Muzaffarabad Road Project.

The Saudi Ambassador assured of continued support at all level to further strengthen the bilateral economic cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

The Saudi Ambassador expressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to play a much stronger role in the socioeconomic development of Pakistan.

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