PM, Saudi crown prince express resolve to strengthen bilateral ties

Discussed plans to expedite ongoing cooperation between the two countries


APP August 15, 2022
A combined photo of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (L) and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday expressed resolve to further strengthen the strong and longstanding Pakistan-Saudi Arabia fraternal ties.

In a telephone conversation, the two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, the PM Office said in a statement. It added that the crown prince congratulated the premier and the people of Pakistan on the country's 75th anniversary.

He also conveyed best wishes for continued progress, prosperity and development of Pakistan.

PM Shehbaz and MBS also reviewed the progress made on the decisions taken by the two sides during the premier’s visit to Saudi Arabia in April 2022.

Read: Pak-Saudi ties: indispensability, interdependence and pragmatism

During his three-day official visit, the two leaders had discussed issues of mutual interest and ways to further strengthen the bilateral economic, investment and trade ties between the two countries.

In their telephone conversation earlier today, they resolved to expedite the ongoing cooperation in investment, energy and trade fields.

Recalling the historic support extended by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan in times of need, the PM thanked the crown prince for the economic and developmental support provided to the country in recent times.

He also reiterated his invitation to MBS for a state visit to Pakistan, which he graciously accepted.

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