Islamabad:Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and discussed matters of mutual interest including promotion of brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and enhancement of mutual cooperation in different sectors.
The Saudi Ambassador commended the steps taken by the government for improvement in social sector as well as public welfare and said that the public friendly steps of the Punjab government under the leadership of Shahbaz Sharif are laudable. He said that Saudi Arabia gives special importance to its relations with Pakistan and both the countries have sided with each other like brothers.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on the occasion that the people of Pakistan have deep-rooted spiritual affiliations with Saudi Arabia and the citizens of both the countries are conjoined in the relationship of unity and brotherhood. He said that Pakistan has historic, religious and friendly relations with Saudi Arabia and the role of Saudi government in social development and promotion of trade and industrial sectors of Pakistan is highly commendable. “Saudi Arabia has always supported Pakistan in the time of need. Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia and the bilateral relations between the two countries are getting stronger with the passage of time. In the mean time, trade and economic relations have also been enhanced,” he added.