Prime Minister urges robust follow-up of his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

May 17, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level meeting today on the follow-up of his successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (7-9 May 2021). The Foreign Secretary made a presentation on the key outcomes.

 Recalling the warm hospitality and keen interest of the Saudi leadership in forging closer cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields, in particular bilateral economic and investment ties, the Prime Minister urged the Ministries to ensure quick and robust follow-up on the outcomes.

 The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on initiating agreements to promote Saudi investments in Pakistan. He tasked the Ministries to develop close liaison with their Saudi counterparts to develop tangible outcomes for the benefit of both countries, within a time bound manner.

 The Prime Minister stressed that significant potential existed in bilateral cooperation in trade, commerce, energy, tourism, and manpower export to Saudi Arabia.

 Highlighting the potential of Saudi vision 2030, the Prime Minister mentioned the prospects of job opportunities in skilled and semi-skilled sector for Pakistanis in the coming decade, which, if optimally utilized, could help transform Pakistan’s economy and development.

 The Prime Minister underscored the importance of assiduous follow-up to realize the true potential of the special relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.