Fawad, Saudi minister review Pakistan, Saudi Arabia ties in cultural sector

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 28 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain called on Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badar bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Wednesday night and reviewed relations between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially in cultural sector.

Fawad Hussain is in Riyadh, leading a delegation to attend the launching ceremony of Saudi vision of culture initiatives to highlight culture of Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was also attended by other members of delegation including Provincial Information Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaukat Yousafzai.

The delegation had been invited by Saudi government.

The ministers also reviewed the progress made on the decisions taken in their meeting held on February 18, 2019.

Fawad Hussain highlighted vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan on culture sector as an essential tool to promote soft image of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah as a whole. In this regard, he highlighted various initiatives taken by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Fawad Hussain thanked the leadership of Saudi Arabia Khadimul Harmain Sharifain King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman Al Saud for their support to Pakistan in its efforts for poverty alleviation and uplift of economy.

Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badar welcomed the minister for visiting Saudi Arabia on his invitation and said that the relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia was time-tested.

He also appreciated the efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan for transforming Pakistan and taking it on the path of progress and prosperity.

Ambassador of Pakistan Ali Ijaz Raja was also present in the meeting.