Hina discusses bilateral matters with Saudi FM
02 January, 2013
Riyadh: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Tuesday, held bilateral consultations with her Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal at his office here.
The two Foreign Ministers discussed the whole gambit of bilateral issues and exchanged views on various issues of common interest. They agreed that the two countries enjoyed a special strategic relationship that had stood the test of time. Khar said that Pakistan regarded the Kingdom as a pillar of stability in the Islamic world with a unique and unequalled status.
Prince Saud al Faisal remarked that Saudi Arabia enjoyed solid and historic relationship with Pakistan and the two countries shared common views on all important regional and international issues. He also noted and that the destiny of the two countries was inter-linked.
The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the robust political dialogue that existed between the two countries and agreed to institutionalize their relations and establish mechanisms to further strengthen and diversify cooperation.
It was decided that economic and commercial relationship between the two countries would be strengthened through concerted efforts and that the business communities in the two countries would be involved to enhance bilateral trade and investment.
The two leaders also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and Syria and underlined the importance of working together for the peace and stability of these countries.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah, Vice Foreign Minister and Dr. Nizar Bin Obaid Madani, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs also attended the meeting from the Saudi side along with other senior officials.
Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Naeem Khan and Spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan Moazzam Ahmad Khan attended from the Pakistani side.