Saudi Arabia and Pakistan .. Important discussions that bear fruit for a higher council for coordination

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Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense,

On Friday, at the Royal Court at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, an important discussion session will take place with Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

During the session, they emphasized the depth of relations between the two brotherly countries and the importance of expanding and intensifying the horizons of bilateral cooperation and coordination, and strengthening them in various fields.

They exchanged views on issues and issues of concern to the two countries on the regional and international arenas, in a way that contributes to supporting and strengthening security and stability.

The Pakistani Prime Minister praised the leadership role of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in promoting Islamic unity, and the positive role of the Kingdom in resolving the issues facing the Islamic nation and its endeavors for regional and international peace and security.

The two sides discussed ways to strengthen and enhance economic and trade relations between the two countries by exploring areas of investment and opportunities available in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and the development priorities in Pakistan.

They confirmed their satisfaction with the strength of bilateral military and security relations, and agreed to further cooperation to achieve common goals between the two countries.

The two sides stressed the need for concerted efforts of the Islamic world to confront extremism and violence, reject sectarianism, and strive to achieve international peace and security.

They stressed the importance of continuing joint efforts to combat the phenomenon of terrorism, which is not related to any religion, race or color, and to confront all its forms and images, regardless of its source.

The two sides also affirmed their full support for all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, foremost among which is their right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state with pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the contents of the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant United Nations resolutions, and their support for political solutions in Syria and Libya, and the efforts of the United Nations and its envoys. In this regard.

The two sides stressed the importance of supporting efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis, based on the three references represented by the Gulf Initiative and its implementation mechanism, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue, and the relevant Security Council resolutions, including Resolution (2216).

We condemned the attacks and attacks by terrorist groups and militias, including the Houthi militia, with ballistic missiles and drones on the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against vital installations and civilian objects.

They also expressed grave concern over the threat to the security of oil exports and the stability of energy supplies to the world.

The Pakistani Prime Minister praised the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to end the crisis in Yemen, which aims to achieve security and stability in Yemen for the benefit of the region and its people.

The Pakistani Prime Minister congratulated the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its success in organizing and holding the G20 summit meetings and the positive decisions that resulted from them in all economic, developmental, environmental, health, energy and other fields.

He welcomed the green Saudi Arabia and Green Middle East initiatives launched by Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, which express the Kingdom’s leadership role towards common international issues, including combating the climate change crisis, praising its great impact on the region and its inhabitants.

For his part, the Crown Prince welcomed the Pakistani prime minister’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” initiative as well as the successful “Ten Billion Tsunami Trees” initiative.

During the session, the Pakistani Prime Minister appreciated the Kingdom’s efforts in organizing the Hajj season for the past year 1441 AH, despite the challenges caused by the Corona pandemic, and the efforts it made to serve the Two Holy Mosques and their pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors.

After the talks, the Saudi crown prince and the prime minister of Pakistan signed the agreement to establish the Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council.

The Saudi Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of Pakistan witnessed the signing of two agreements and two bilateral memoranda of understanding between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which included an agreement for cooperation in the field of those sentenced to penalties depriving freedom, and an agreement for cooperation in the field of combating crime, in addition to a memorandum of understanding in the field of combating illicit drug trafficking.

They also witnessed the signing of a framework memorandum of understanding to finance eligible projects in the fields of energy, infrastructure, transportation, water and communications between the Saudi Fund for Development and the Republic of Pakistan.





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