PM hails enhanced cooperation between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hailed the enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia particularly in commercial, economic and investment sectors.

He said this while talking to Khadim al Haramain al Sharifain King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Saudi city of Hafr al-Batin.

He thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz for Saudi Arabia’s strong and consistent support to Pakistan.

The Prime Minister admired the successful completion of the joint military exercises that brought together contingents from about two dozen Islamic countries.

He said these exercises would promote unity among the two countries and demonstrate their resolve to further step up efforts to counter militancy and terrorism.

During the meeting, King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed his thanks and deep appreciation to the Prime Minister for having accepted his invitation to witness the joint military exercises.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz said that this has enhanced cooperation and understanding between the armed forces of the two countries and reinforced the existing bilateral relations.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi were also present on the occasion.

Later, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at Masjid-e-Nabawi and offered Nawafil in Madina Munawara. He prayed for the development and integrity of the country.

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