PM Shehbaz underscores Pakistan's commitment to advancing ties with KSA

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy calls on PM Shehbaz Sharif and extends felicitations on assuming premier's office

By
Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (centre) meets Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki (left) at the PMs Office in Islamabad, on April 18, 2022. — RadioPakistan
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (centre) meets Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki (left) at the PM's Office in Islamabad, on April 18, 2022. — RadioPakistan

  • Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy calls on PM Shehbaz Sharif.
  • The ambassador extends felicitations on assuming premier's office.
  • PM Shehbaz also meets Qatar's ambassador to Paksitan.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday underscored Pakistan's commitment to further advance its historic and longstanding relations by exploring new avenues of cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister expressed these views while talking to Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Saeed Al-Maliki, who called on him to congratulate him on assuming office, according to a statement from the PM Office.

The government looked forward to benefitting from Saudi Arabia in its expertise in various sectors including education, health, information technology, and alternative clean energy resources, the prime minister said.

The Saudi envoy congratulated PM Shehbaz and expressed confidence that under his leadership, friendly relations between the two countries would further grow.

PM meets Qatar's ambassador

Later, the prime minister also met Ambassador of Qatar in Islamabad Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman Al-Thani at the PM Office, where the latter conveyed the message of felicitations from the Qatari leadership on his election as premier.

Recalling the long-standing and fraternal ties between the two countries, he reaffirmed Qatar’s desire to further deepen and broaden bilateral relations with Pakistan.

The premier thanked the Qatari Ambassador for the messages of felicitations from the Qatari leadership. He underscored the importance Pakistan attached to its relationship with Qatar and reiterated his resolve to work towards further expansion of mutual cooperation in diverse fields.

In particular, the prime minister highlighted the trade, investment, energy and manpower sectors in this regard.