Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to strengthen ties in diverse fields


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of information and culture.

The understanding came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Saudi Minister for Media Turki bin Abdullah A-Shabana in Islamabad.

Speaking on the occasion, the foreign minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long maintained historical and cultural relations, and Pakistan gives high value to its ties with Saudi Arabia.

He said the two countries have unanimity of views on important regional and global issues.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan has further strengthened relationship between the two countries.

He said establishment of Pak-Saudi Supreme Coordination Council is an important step toward promotion of political, economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

The minister thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing Hajj quota for Pakistan up to two hundred thousand.