APP57-07 ISLAMABAD: September 07 - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain receiving Minister for Culture and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad on his arrival at Noor Khan Air Base. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP):Saudi Information and Culture Minister Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, who arrived here Friday on an official visit, was received by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain at the Nur Khan Airbase.
During an informal meeting the two ministers discussed matters of mutual interests. They discussed ways and means to further strengthen relations in various fields especially information and culture.
Chaudhry Fawad said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had strong religious and cultural bonds which would be further strengthened in future. He said Pakistan attached great importance to its special relations with Saudi Arabia and desired to further expand cooperation in all fields.
The Saudi minister said that Pakistan enjoyed a special status in the Muslim world and it was pleasing that Saudi Arabia would further develop its relationship with it during the tenure of new Pakistani government. He said that Pak-Saudi relations spanning over all segments of life were exemplary.
The Saudi minister’s delegation comprised Ambassador Mohammed bin Nawwaf ul Maliki and the Adviser to the Information Minister Fahim Bin Hamid al-Hamid. Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain had invited the Saudi officials to visit Pakistan.