Saudi FM-led delegation arrives in Pakistan


A Saudi delegation, led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, landed in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit.

The delegation landed at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan Airbase and was received by Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar.

The delegation consists of Saudi Minister of Water and Agriculture Abdul Rahman Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadley, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Ibrahim Al Khorayef, Deputy Minister of Investment Badr Al Badr, the head of Saudi Special Committee, Mohammad Mazyed Al Towaijri and senior officials from Ministry of Energy and Saudi Fund for General Investments.

The visit is taking place to expedite action on the understanding reached between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman, during their recent meeting in Makkah to enhance bilateral economic cooperation.

The two had agreed to expedite the first wave of a planned $5 billion Saudi investment package for Pakistan.

The Saudi team is expected to hold meetings with the president, the prime minister, the foreign minister, counterpart ministers, the army chief and the Special Investment Facilitation Council.

The visit is aimed at lending positive impetus to enhanced bilateral cooperation and mutually rewarding economic partnership.

The Saudi delegation is expected to hold meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and counterpart Ministers, the Chief of Army Staff and Apex Committee of SIFC.


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