Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to enhance bilateral trade

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to enhance bilateral trade

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to remain closely engaged to chart out a roadmap for enhancing bilateral trade, business and investment relations.

The consensus developed during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi counterpart Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York.  

The two Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction on expanding relations between the two countries.

They also agreed to maintain the momentum generated by the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia to achieve tangible results on mutually agreed areas of cooperation.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi counterpart also agreed to convene next round of Bilateral Political Consultation between the two foreign ministries at an early date to take their discussions forward.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi also held talks with his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.

During the meeting, both sides stressed enhanced cooperation between two countries in diverse areas such as trade, investment, education and development. Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the British Foreign Secretary on relations with Afghanistan and grave human rights violations being committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

He said Pakistan will continue to support the structured bilateral engagement plan through five working groups of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity to address all matters of mutual interest.

The British Foreign Secretary extended invitation to Shah Mahmood Qureshi to visit UK.