Dar invites SA to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on
Thursday invited Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the investment opportunities in Pakistan
Talking to Minister and Advisor, Saudi Royal Court who called on him here, Ishaq Dar apprised him about the huge investment opportunities in Pakistan, particularly in the energy and petrochemical sectors and suggested that the Saudi government may encourage the investors and public sector organizations to explore these opportunities.
He said that the improved economic and security situation and implementation of government’s infrastructure related plans is attracting the attention of foreign investors.
Finance Minister said that Pakistan offers the most liberal investment regime and Saudi investors are most welcome to take advantage of it for mutual benefit of the two countries.
Ahmed Al-Khateeb expressed the desire of the Saudi leadership for increasing the efforts to enhance economic cooperation to reflect the same proximity as the two countries enjoy in bilateral relations in general.
He said that Saudi government would encourage companies to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan.
The Saudi Minister conveyed to the Minister a message of goodwill from the Saudi leadership.
Ishaq Dar said the two countries were bound by common faith and Islamic brotherhood and enjoy the best of relations.
He said the present government led by Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif wished to further consolidate the brotherly relations and take them to further heights.
Finance  Minister exchanged views with the Saudi Advisor on ideas to  further expand trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister thanked Al Khateeb for his visit and asked him to convey his best wishes and respects to Khadim al Haramain Shareefain and the Saudi leadership.