ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (APP):Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday spoke over telephone with his Saudi counterpart, 

Turki Abdullah Al-Shabanah and felicitated him on assuming the new responsibilities.
Chaudhry Fawad discussed with him the existing close ties between the two countries, said a statement
issued here.

He said the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to Pakistan would further
strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.
He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were brethren countries and the relationship between them was
based on mutual respect, cooperation and trust.
The minister said in the days to come new vistas of cooperation would be opened up between
the two countries in various fields, including media.