ISLAMABAD: A high-level Saudi delegation held talks with Pakistani officials in Islamabad to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially in the fields of refining, mining and renewable energy.

The Pakistani side was represented in the talks by Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan, while the Kingdom's delegation was led by the deputy minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer.

Ayub welcomed the Saudi delegation, stressing that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with the Kingdom.

He said that Pakistan considers its relations with the Kingdom as long-standing fraternal relations that are rooted in the depth of history with multiple economic, political and strategic dimensions and cannot be compared with relations with any other country.

On Thursday, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan held talks with Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.

The leaders discussed matters of mutual interest, including growing bilateral ties and the security situation in the region.

The ministers arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday and met Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.


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