Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to expand cooperation in diverse fields: Fawad

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APP71-07 ISLAMABAD: September 07 – Minister for Culture and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad visiting different sections of Pakistan Television Corporation along with Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would work together to expand cooperation in diverse fields including media and strengthen the existing warm ties.
Talking to media here during the visit of Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Culture and Information
Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad to Pakistan Television Headquarters, he said, “It is time to expand cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the two sides will discuss how to move forward
on media cooperation.”
He welcomed the Saudi Minister Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad on his visit to Pakistan.
Fawad said Pakistan was like a second home for leadership and people of Saudi Arabia. “We
have social, cultural and religious ties that go beyond governments and politics. It is people to people contact that the two countries cherish for so long now.”
He said the Saudi minister will have a high profile visit and will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, cabinet ministers, Chief of Army Staff and will talk about ways to strengthen relations and bring more warmth to the existing ties.
Both the countries were facing same kind of threats emanating from extremism, he said adding
the two sides will work together against extremism.
The Minister said, “We have seen that Saudi King Salman binAbdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman brought in a whole new initiatives
in Saudi Arabia’s politics and narrative.”
Referring to some important initiatives taken by the Saudi government to bring reforms, he said, “We will benefit from the initiatives and we will take forward the cooperation.” Talking about Vision
2030 of the Saudi government, Fawad said the vision gave a basis to the narrative of the Saudi government.