Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to enhance ties in field of media: Dr Awwad bin Saleh

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 8 (APP):Saudi Information Minister Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad Saturday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed strong fraternal relationship and now would work to enhance ties in the field of media.
Speaking at an event hosted by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here, he said he had the opportunity to meet the cabinet ministers and the members of Parliament and discussed with them issues of mutual interest.
The minister said Pakistan was like a second home to him and both the countries had solidified their relationship in the last six decades.
The two countries had established strong relationship at the leadership and government to government level and now they should build people to people contacts.
He recalled that Pakistani media delegation covered the Hajj , adding more exchange of delegations should take place so that the messages related to Vision 2030 of the Saudi government could be conveyed to the youth.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had a unique and special relationship that was getting strong with the passage of time, he added.
He said change was happening and Saudi Arabia wanted to know more about the Pakistani culture, films and cinema, adding Pakistani dramas would be shown in Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia both had 70 percent population less than 30 years of age and there was need to use social media and other digital platforms to build bridges among people and cater to the needs of the young population, he added.
He said Saudi Arabia was ready to support Pakistan and make investments in infrastructure development, adding Saudi Arabia was one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan.