Pakistan’s envoy to KSA presents credentials to King Salman

Pakistan’s envoy to KSA presents credentials to King Salman
Pakistan’s new ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz, presented his credentials to King Salman on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy: Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh)
Updated 18 March 2019

Pakistan’s envoy to KSA presents credentials to King Salman

Pakistan’s envoy to KSA presents credentials to King Salman
  • Assures the royal of Islamabad's continued support
  • Both countries enjoy close and multi-faceted ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz, presented his credentials to King Salman on Sunday, in a ceremony held at Al -Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, Pakistan's Embassy in Riyadh said in a statement on Sunday.

King Salman welcomed the Pakistani envoy to the Kingdom and “wished him success and hoped that he will play a leading role to further enhance the relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan,” the statement read.

He also conveyed his best wishes to the leaders of Pakistan, while the ambassador extended the leadership's greetings in return.

“Highlighting Pakistan's close ties with the Kingdom, and (Saudi) Crown Prince (Mohammed bin Salman's) successful visit to Pakistan recently, he assured him of Pakistan's continued support,” the statement added.

Ejaz, a career diplomat, assumed his responsibilities as the ambassador in January this year.

Prior to this appointment, he had served as the "consul general of Pakistan in New York and had also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad as the director general (United Nations) from January 2013 to January 2014." 

Ejaz has undertaken various overseas assignments at “the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul (1992-1996), at the High Commission for Pakistan in London (1998-2001), the Embassy of Pakistan in Bucharest (2001-2004) and the Embassy of Pakistan in Mexico (2006-2012),” Pakistan’s Embassy in Riyadh says on its website.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have traditionally enjoyed close, multi-faceted ties, with the current government trying to strengthen cooperation and working toward attracting more investments from the Kingdom.

During the crown prince's visit to Pakistan in February this year, representatives from both sides had signed agreements worth $20 billion in Islamabad.