APP56-08 ISLAMABAD: May 08 - Deputy Minister of Education of Saudi Arabia Hamad Nasser A. Al-Mehrej along with a delegation called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP


ISLAMABAD, May 8 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that International Islamic University had shown remarkable performance in the education sector and Saudi Arabia’s cooperation in that regard was very valuable.
He underlined that a campus of this university should be established in any city of Saudi Arabia to provide better education facilities to the Pakistanis residing in Saudi Arabia.
The President said this while taking to Deputy Minister of Education of Saudi Arabia Hamad Nasser A AlMehrej who along with
a delegation called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Nawaf bin Said Al Maliky, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Abdullah A Alfaleh, Member, Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Mohammed Saad Al Hakbani, Member, Ministry of Finance, Ibrahim Saleh I AlHodaithi, Member,
Interior Ministry, Mohamed Ahmed A AlMagsoudi, Member, Institute of Public Administration, Fahad Ibrahim A AlSuqayhi, Secretary
to Deputy Minister of Education, Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University and Prof. Dr. Yousif Al
Dariweesh, President International Islamic University were also present on the occasion.
The President said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were linked through deep historic, religious and cultural relations which
were difficult to emulate, adding, these relations will further grow in the future.
He emphasized that exchange of high level delegations will further strengthen the relations between two countries especially
it will enhance cooperation in the field of education.
The President underscored that bilateral trade between the two countries was below its true potential which needed to be increased.
He expressed the hope that Saudi businessmen and investors will benefit from the investment, business and trade
opportunities in Pakistan.
On the occasion Deputy Minister for Education of Saudi Arabia Hamad Nasser A AlMehrej said that Saudi Arabia will
continue to play its role in the promotion of education in Pakistan.
He apprised the President that Saudi Arabia had increased the number of scholarships for Pakistani students to 580.