PM Shehbaz, Saudi Crown Prince vow to enhance bilateral ties

By: News Desk
Published: 02:55 PM, 16 Apr, 2022
PM Shehbaz, Saudi Crown Prince vow to enhance bilateral ties
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Saturday agreed to work together to further augment and diversify their bilateral ties in all spheres, in particular trade, investment and employment generation opportunities.

Shehbaz Sharif received a telephone call from Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Prince Salman warmly congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The prime minister thanked the Crown Prince for the felicitations and expressed his resolve to work closely with the Kingdom to enhance and further strengthen bilateral relations between their two countries.

While recalling the fraternal and historic bonds between their two countries that had been the hallmark of their strategic relationship over the past seven decades, the prime minister reaffirmed his government’s and his own commitment to further advance these relations to new heights.

Shehbaz also thanked Saudi Arabia for its historic and continued support and cooperation, both bilaterally as well as at international forums, while also assuring the crown prince that Pakistan would stand by the Kingdom at all times.

During the course of their most warm and friendly conversation, the prime minister paid rich tributes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for achieving remarkable progress and development of the Kingdom, under their visionary leadership.

The Saudi crown prince extended his cordial invitation to the prime minister to pay an official visit to the Kingdom, at an early date. Thanking the crown prince for his gracious invitation, the prime minister also extended an invitation to the crown prince to undertake a state visit to Pakistan.

Qatari Amir, Deputy Amir felicitate PM Shehbaz

Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad have felicitated Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on taking oath of the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The Amir of Qatar, in a felicitation message, expressed good wishes.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that both the brotherly countries were tied together in bonds of brotherhood and affection.

He observed that Qatar had been a second home to a large number of Pakistani diaspora.

The prime minister also expressed his gratitude to the Amir of Qatar for taking keen interest in supporting Pakistan in the difficult times and said that they held him in high esteem.

He resolved that they would take the bilateral ties between the two countries to a new trajectory and observed that with the provision of low-priced LNG, Qatar had remarkably assisted in shaping the bright future of Pakistan.

The prime minister also warmly reciprocated the felicitation messages of the Amir and Deputy Amir of Qatar and conveyed his good wishes.