ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level meeting that focused on bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Monday.
According to an official statement released by Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting was held to review the measures taken by the government to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
While Pakistan has always maintained cordial relations with Muslim countries in the Middle East, its current administration has taken its ties with its allies in the region to a whole new level.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chose the Kingdom to undertake his first foreign visit after assuming the top political office of the country.
Knowing that the newly elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was facing a turbulent financial situation, the Saudi authorities also went out of their way to rescue Pakistan’s economy by offering a $6billion relief package.
Ever since, the two sides have strengthened their bond on multiple levels and are still striving to consolidate it further.
Monday’s meeting in Islamabad came days ahead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the country. Among other senior officials, it was attended by Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, and Chairman of Investment Board Haroon Sharif.