ISLAMABAD: Governor of Tabuk, Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, called on President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, to discuss matters of mutual interests, including regional security situation, on Monday.
During his interaction with the visiting dignitary, President Alvi said that recent interactions between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would further strengthen relations between the two countries and substantially enhance their trade and investment relationship.
He also pointed out that Pakistan greatly valued its relations with the Kingdom and wanted to further enhance them in all fields.
The president added that Pakistan remained committed to the protection of Harmain Sharifain, a traditional Muslim reference to the cities of Mecca and Medina and the two holy mosques in them.
Alvi stated that Pakistani expatriates were making valuable contributions in the progress and development of Saudi Arabia. He also noted that Pakistani community could play a vital role in the Vision 2030 projects.
The governor, who was earlier received by Pakistan’s Defense Minister, Pervez Khattak, said that the people and government of Saudi Arabia held the people and government of Pakistan in high esteem.
He further added that the strong relations between the two countries primarily owed to the people-to-people contact between them. He recognized the role the Pakistani community had been playing in the development of Saudi Arabia, adding that he hoped the two countries would strengthen their ties further in the future.
Prince Fahad also met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and General Qamar Javed Bajwa during the day. He is among several Saudi officials who have visited Pakistan ever since the new administration in the country was sworn in.