ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on Monday said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have a history of brotherly relations and will continue to further cement those ties.
Speaking during a luncheon reception, hosted in honour of the outgoing Saudi envoy Abdullah Marzouk al Zahrani expressed satisfaction over the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, and expressed the desire to continue working closely with the next ambassador of the Kingdom for the enhancement of these ties.
Fatemi extended his felicitations to the outgoing ambassador on the completion of a fruitful and productive assignment in Pakistan and appreciated the contribution made by him in further strengthening the existing excellent bilateral ties between the two countries.
He also conveyed his best wishes to the outgoing ambassador, in his future endeavours.
Ambassador Al-Zahrani also reciprocated his sentiments and expressed gratitude for the support and cooperation extended by the government and people of Pakistan during his tenure. He expressed confidence that bilateral relations would continue to grow in the years to come.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2017.