Saudi delegation's visit ushers in new era of strategic partnership: PM Shehbaz

Saudi delegation's visit ushers in new era of strategic partnership: PM Shehbaz

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has termed the recent visit of Saudi delegation as the beginning of a new era of Saudi investment and commercial and strategic partnership in Pakistan.

The premier, chairing a meeting on Thursday to review the matters related to the recent high-powered Saudi delegation and Saudi investment in different sectors, thanked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for sending a high-level Saudi delegation that would usher new era of Saudi investment in Pakistan, trade partnership as well as business ties.

PM Shehbaz said he will personally review the progress regarding Saudi investment and will not accept any negligence in this regard, the Radio Pakistan reported.

He lauded the relevant federal ministers, Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and relevant senior officers for their efforts for converting the Saudi delegation’s visit into a mutually beneficial partnership.

The prime minister instructed to hire the services of world-renowned experts to complete international investment projects.

He said a delegation of well-known businessmen from Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in Pakistan soon, which is a welcoming development.

PM Shehbaz said that more investment opportunities will be finalised during the upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Highlighting the long-standing brotherly relations between the two countries, the premier said that Saudi Arabia has helped Pakistan in every difficult time.

“The entire nation is grateful for the deep interest of His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in promoting cooperation and partnership with Pakistan” PM Shehbaz said.

He reiterated the resolve to take all possible measures for achieving the goal of national development and prosperity.

On the occasion, the meeting was informed that investment in the sectors of mining and minerals, agriculture, energy, information technology and infrastructure development was discussed in the bilateral talks between the two countries.