SBP signs $3bn deposit agreement with Saudi Fund State Bank of Pakistan

SBP signs $3bn deposit agreement with Saudi Fund

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday signed an agreement for a deposit of $3 billion from Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).

The SBP in a statement said that a deposit agreement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, represented by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), was signed on Monday by the Chief Executive Officer of SFD, H.E. Sultan Bin AbdulRahman Al-Marshad and the Governor SBP, Dr. Reza Baqir at the State Bank of Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan.

Under this deposit agreement, SFD shall place a deposit of USD 3.0 billion with SBP.

The deposit amount under the agreement shall become part of SBP’s Foreign Exchange Reserves. It will help support Pakistan’s foreign currency reservesand contribute towards resolving the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deposit agreement reflects the strong and special relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and will further augment the economic ties between the two brotherly countries, the SBP said.

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