Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to work closely within ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to work closely within ‘Vision 2030’
Tariq Fatemi, special assistant to the Pakistani prime minister, with Mohammed Hassan Wazir, CDA at the Pakistan Embassy, at a press event in Riyadh. (AN photo)
Updated 26 March 2017

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to work closely within ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to work closely within ‘Vision 2030’

RIYADH: A senior Pakistani official said that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will work closely within the framework of the Saudi Vision 2030 to provide the momentum to propel the Saudi nation toward a new era of prosperity.
Tariq Fatemi, special assistant to the Pakistani prime minister on foreign affairs, said: “Pakistan, which has a lot to offer, is currently talking to Saudi Arabia on a range topics for cooperation.”
Fatemi, who delivered a key lecture on diplomacy with special reference to Saudi-Pakistani ties, said that the two countries have had an “element of trust,” which helps them to strengthen the ties year on year. Fatemi was visiting the Kingdom in response to an invitation from Adel Al-Jubeir, foreign minister. Mohammed Hassan Wazir, charge d’affaires at the Pakistan Embassy, was also present during Fatemi’s discussion with local press at the Pakistan Embassy.
Fatemi said the two countries have had substantial cooperation in “counter-terrorism, security and intelligence sharing.” Now, Riyadh and Islamabad would identify new areas of economic cooperation that will further boost commercial links. He pointed out that “Pakistan’s economy is projected to grow by 5.5 percent next year, and by 6 percent in the year after.
“In terms of power generation, the Pakistani government is working on several projects,” said Fatemi, while adding that “about 9,000 megawatts will be added to the national grid by March 2018.”