KSA interested in heavy investment in Pakistan, crown prince tells Imran

Published: August 14, 2018
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PM-in-waiting lauds 'effective' anti-corruption campaign undertaken under Prince Mohammed. FILE PHOTOS

PM-in-waiting lauds 'effective' anti-corruption campaign undertaken under Prince Mohammed. FILE PHOTOS

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan that the kingdom was very much interested in investing heavily in a bid to strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan.

The crown prince of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief on his election victory over telephone, said a statement issued by the PTI on Tuesday.

Prince Mohammed highlighted ‘extensive’ economic and trade opportunities in Pakistan.

‘Will always be at forefront to help Pakistan’, king Salman tells Imran

The Pakistani prime minister-designate, on the other hand, lauded ‘effective anti-corruption campaign’ initiated under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed in Saudi Arabia.

“Just and productive governance only possible with end to corruption,” he was quoted as saying during the telephonic conversation. “We will benefit from Saudi crown prince’s experience,” Khan added.

The PTI chief said that bilateral ties between the two countries would be further strengthened, adding that the leaders of both countries would also visit each other’s country soon in this regard.

‘Want to see a prosperous Pakistan’, Saudi King Salman tells Imran

This is third such contact between leaders of the two countries in as many days. On Monday, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz telephoned Imran Khan and  conveyed that the kingdom would always be at the forefront to help Pakistan.

The Saudi king and crown prince had reached out to Imran and shared their hope to see a prosperous Pakistan a day earlier.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

  • dubious
    Aug 15, 2018 - 12:26AM

    KSA is just a Muslim proxy for the USA – we can pretty much write off any meaningful relationship with Iran. Recommend

  • Aamir
    Aug 15, 2018 - 12:43AM

    Prince is doing drama on corruption in KSA. IK is doing the same in Pakistan!Recommend

  • Saad
    Aug 15, 2018 - 7:13AM

    “Heavy” investment? How much is that?Recommend

  • Asif
    Aug 15, 2018 - 11:54AM

    Please stay away from this Blood money from this warmonger. They are only panicking because IK will finally have a balanced relationship with them and Iran. Please tell them to stop killing Yemeni children and leave us alone.Recommend

  • confused
    Aug 15, 2018 - 1:17PM

    Thanks but no thanks. This is what a true Pakistani would say to them.Recommend

  • Mr Keema
    Aug 15, 2018 - 4:07PM

    @confused:
    Yes, thanks but no thanks to ‘heavily investing’ in proxy wars on our soilRecommend

  • Omer Aziz
    Aug 15, 2018 - 6:25PM

    Sorry, but no thank you. We should not be dealing with the likes of them.Recommend

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