Cherishing Pakistan-Saudi long-standing ties

Cherishing Pakistan-Saudi long-standing ties
Shehryar Akbar Khan, Consul-General of Pakistan
Updated 23 March 2017

Cherishing Pakistan-Saudi long-standing ties

Cherishing Pakistan-Saudi long-standing ties

On the auspicious occasion of the 77th National Day of Pakistan, I wish to convey my felicitations to all Pakistanis particularly those who are living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I also take this opportunity to extend to them my best wishes for success in their future endeavours.
The creation of Pakistan is the result of a heroic struggle of the Muslims of South Asia for an independent homeland. The independence movement was effectively launched on March 23, 1940. Around seven years later, under the great leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Muslims succeeded in achieving their objective — an independent homeland, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. An independent country was achieved without any war and practically by moral and intellectual force.
Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s economy has made significance progress toward strengthening macroeconomics, ensuring financial stability and all-inclusive growth, a fact that has also recently been acknowledged by global economic bodies.
Today, our country stands economically and financially stronger and it has been due to the concerted efforts of all segments of society, including Pakistani expatriates who play a vital role in this regard. I would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the vibrant and dynamic Pakistani community. Our community has served both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia with loyalty, commitment and dedication. These Pakistanis, in fact, serve as an important link between the two countries.
The Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah has always striven to provide the best services to all members of the Pakistani community. The consulate has also launched several initiatives to further improve its services. I am grateful to our community for their cooperation and support that has enabled us to succeed.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share common political, strategic and economic objectives. The relationship between the two countries is unique and rooted in history. Pakistan fully supports Saudi Vision 2030, which provides an insight into Saudi Arabia’s future endeavors. We hope that Pakistan will be able to offer an effective partnership to the Saudi government so as to help it realize its goals envisioned in Vision 2030.
Today, let us pledge to augment our efforts to further enrich the existing time-tested relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Let us pray for the security and prosperity of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Long live Pakistan.
Long live Pakistan-Saudi Arabia friendship.