Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to strengthen parliamentary relations


Riyadh, Feb. 23 (TNS): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham Bin Saddique met with members of Saudi-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Committee in the Shoura Council led by the committee’s chairman Dr. Abdullah H. Al-Harby, Saudi state run media reported.

The members of the committee warmly welcomed and thanked the ambassador and his team for their first visit to the Shoura Council.

During the meeting the members of the council extolled the historical relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. They said there was room as well as need for taking the relations of friendship and brotherhood to further heights. The expressed their gratitude for the support of Pakistan to the Kingdom in fighting the menace of extremism and terrorism.

The chairman emphasized the need for further increasing contacts at different levels, especially among parliamentarians for further enhancing people to people contact and bilateral understanding on various issues.

They also expressed the need for augmenting cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, cultural and educational affairs. They appreciated the contribution of the Pakistani expatriates in the development of the Kingdom and for further bolstering the relations between the two countries.

The ambassador, while thanking the chairman and his fellow members of the Shoura for inviting him to the meeting, lauded the farsighted and pragmatic leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for taking the bilateral relations to new heights.

He conveyed the gratitude of the government and the people of Pakistan for hosting a large Pakistani expatriate community in Saudi Arabia.

The ambassador assured the members of the Shoura Council of his commitment to further enhance bilateral relations including the exchange of parliamentary delegations.