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Saudi Arabia keen to join CPEC

Saudi Arabia keen to join CPEC

Saudi Arabia’s investments in Gwadar Port will consolidate the brotherly tied countries

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliky stated that his country willing to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and invest at Gwadar Port.

In a recent interview to media persons, ambassador Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliky said that Saudi Arabia will soon make investment at Gwadar Port to play a role in the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

Saudi’s ambassador while talking about brotherly, strategic and bilateral trade relations between the two countries extended that Saudi Arabia’s investments in CPEC and Gwadar Port will further consolidate the brotherly tied countries. He added that both the countries agreed to boost cooperation in health, education, sports and others areas.

Nawaf Al-Maliky said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had met with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia during the former’s visit to the kingdom and discussed new ways to boost bilateral trade.

He said Saudi Arabia will be offering scholarships to Pakistani students in universities in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, science and technology and in other fields. He informed that the process to implement this will be initiated soon.

The Saudi ambassador highlighted that the kingdom highly values Pakistan Army and strategic relations with Pakistan, an example of which is evident from the fact that General Qamar Javed Bajwa after taking charge as Chief of Army Staff made his first visit to Saudi Arabia.

Acknowledging Pakistan’s role in the fight against terrorism,  Al-Maliky said that the objective of giving the command of Islamic coalition forces to General (R) Raheel Sharif was to enhance the capabilities of the forces in the war against terrorism and to exchange and share the intelligence information.

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