Prince Saud meets with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad
January 7, 2014
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Islamabad today. According to an official Pakistani statement, the two sides discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relations in various fields, as well as international developments of common concern. President Sharif emphasized the need to strengthen trade ties between Pakistan and the Kingdom, while calling for greater unity among Islamic countries. The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer and a number of other officials.
Prince Saud also held a meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain at the presidential palace in Islamabad. During those talks, President Hussain thanked the Kingdom for its continuous support for Pakistan, especially during its more difficult times. He highlighted the strong ties between the two countries, stemming from common religious and cultural values, and encouraged Saudis to invest in various sectors of Pakistan.
During his two-day visit, Prince Saud met with several other Pakistani officials, including Advisor to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz.