Pakistani PM, Saudi Crown Prince discuss bilateral ties


Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had a phone conversation with the Saudi prince. (Case)

Islamabad:

On Monday, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had a phone conversation with Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman and agreed to boost cooperation in energy, investment and trade.

“The two leaders also exchanged views on issues of common interest. The two leaders reaffirmed their willingness to continue [strengthen] strong and long-standing brotherly ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office read.

During the phone call, the prime minister and the crown prince reviewed progress made on decisions made by the two sides during Sharif’s visit to Saudi Arabia in April.

The two leaders “decided to accelerate ongoing cooperation in the areas of investment, energy and trade,” the statement said.

The two sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, with the two leaders reaffirming their willingness to further strengthen the strong and long-standing brotherly ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Recalling Saudi Arabia’s historic support to Pakistan in times of need, the Prime Minister thanked the Crown Prince for the economic and developmental support given to the cash-strapped nation in recent times.

During the phone call, the Crown Prince congratulated the Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan on the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

Crown Prince Mohammed also conveyed his best wishes for Pakistan’s continued progress, prosperity and development.

The prime minister reiterated his cordial invitation to the crown prince for a state visit to Pakistan, which he graciously accepted, the statement said.

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