President Alvi for Pak-Saudi cooperation in culture, tourism

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APP60-09 ISLAMABAD: September 09 – President Dr. Arif Alvi in a meeting with Saudi Minister for Culture & Information H.E. Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 9 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday emphasized the need for regular exchange of cultural and media delegations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as there existed vast opportunities for cooperation between the two fraternal countries in the fields of information, culture and tourism.
Information Minister of Saudi Arabia Dr. Awwad Saleh al-Awwad, who is here on a goodwill visit, called on President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The visiting dignitary conveyed felicitations and good wishes of the Saudi leadership and their desire to work closely with the new leadership in Pakistan and to forge closer ties between the two brotherly countries.
President Dr. Arif Alvi, who took oath of office earlier in the day, welcomed the Saudi dignitary and expressed his deep appreciation for the warm message of felicitations by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
He observed that the people of Pakistan had great regard for the bonds of love and respect with the Kingdom and its leadership, which had made this relationship very special.
He expressed the hope that Dr. Awwad’s visit would help further explore new avenues of bilateral cooperation.
The president conveyed his best wishes and greetings for King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
He also prayed for the continued peace, progress and prosperity for the people of the Kingdom.
Information Minister of Saudi Arabia Dr. Awwad Saleh al-Awwad, on behalf of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz invited the President of Pakistan to visit Saudi Arabia.