ISLAMABAD: Saudi Information Minister Dr Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad on Sunday termed his three-day visit to Pakistan as very fruitful during in which he met with the top leadership of the country.
Talking to media at the Noor Khan Airbase before departing for Saudi Arabia, he said that he had very positive discussions with Pakistani dignitaries during his visit.
He said that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan enjoy a unique and special relationship, expressing the hope that his trip would further strengthen these ties.
He said that both the countries have agreed to jointly work for progress and prosperity of people. Pakistan is a brotherly country and not only both governments but also the people enjoying a cordial relation.
He hoped further strengthening and cementing Pak-Saudi relations during the tenure of the newly elected government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf |(PTI).
He thanked Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for inviting him to visit Pakistan.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Additional Secretary Shafqat Jalil and other high ranking officials were present at the airbase to see the visiting dignitaries off.
Speaking on the occasion, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the visit of Saudi information Minister to Pakistan would boost cordial relation between the two brotherly Islamic countries.
He said that both the countries were willing to promote cooperation. Since new government has assumed power in Pakistan, so this visit would help the Saudi administration to know about it, he said. He maintained that Saudi Arabia has also been interested in promoting people to people contact and the visiting minister had also held meetings with different people.
The delegation headed by Saudi Information Minister Dr Awwad comprised Advisor to Saudi Information Minister Fahim Bin Hamid Al Khalid met with Pakistani dignitaries. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Bin Saeed Ahmad Al-Maliki was also present in the meetings.