Pak envoy meets Saudi Shoura Council speaker in Riyadh


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ambassador to Riyadh met with the Speaker of Saudi Shoura Council on Monday to discuss bilateral ties between the two countries, a statement released by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah said on Tuesday.
Raja Ali Ejaz and Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh reviewed relationship building measures between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, too. “They focused on how to mobilize the parliamentary relations among Pakistan’s National Assembly, the Senate and the Saudi Shoura Council,” the statement added.

“They also discussed how to make Pak-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee more effective so that (this forum) could play a role in furthering the relations of the two brotherly countries,” it said.
Last week, members of the Saudi-Pakistani Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council had met in Riyadh.
The move Al-Sheikh’s visit to Pakistan in April this year to further bilateral ties between the two countries and boost cooperation in the fields of trade and investment.
In December last year, a Pakistani delegation led by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani had visited Saudi Arabia on Al-Sheikh’s invitation.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong ties which the two have recently agreed to deepen through cooperation in diverse fields.
The diplomatic ties between the two countries improved further after Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed the top political office of the country last year.