ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (APP):Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjranj Monday said Saudi investment in Pakistan depicted the trust of international community in the country which would further pave the way for opening up new avenues of cooperation and economic partnership for regional development.
He expressed these views in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad bin
Salman, while heading the delegation of the Upper House.
The Chairman Senate said that Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia was a roadmap of peace, growth and prosperity. “The people of Saudi Arabia are fortunate to have the able leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and of the energetic Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, ” he added.
He said the visit of the Crown Prince would be a new chapter in bilateral
Sadiq Sanjrani said situation in Pakistan had fully changed and the country was offering a conducive environment for trade and investment. Saudi investment was definitely a trust in Pakistan’s capabilities and potential for steering the agenda for regional development, he added.
He said that Pakistan desired to further expand ties in different areas of mutual interest. He said that Saudi Arabia had always supported Pakistan in odd times and both have enjoyed long standing fraternal ties.
He said that there was a significant convergence of views on many religious,political and security issues and exemplary collaboration at multilateral forums between the two countries.
Chairman Senate observed that bringing key businessmen, investors, companies and innovators under one roof – the Future Investment Initiative Conference – was just one example; and he was sure such initiatives would help realize the goals set out in Saudi Vision 2030.
He called for further strengthening bilateral trade through close contacts between businessmen and investors, activation of Joint Business Council and regular participation in each other’s exhibitions and fairs.
He said that Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia had played a positive role in the development of both the countries and served as “a bridge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia”.
He said that Pakistani community, while contributing for development of Saudi Arabia,would also play a proactive role in realizing Saudi Vision 2030.