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Pak-S-Arabia agree to continue to work on further fortifying existing political relations & enhance bilateral cooperation in defense

Pak-S-Arabia agree to continue to work on further fortifying existing political relations & enhance bilateral cooperation in defense

saudiISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to continue to work on further fortifying existing political relations and enhance bilateral cooperation in defense.

A Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the visit to Pakistan by Saudi Crown Prince says both sides acknowledged importance of completing necessary measures for signing of the Agreements and MoUs in different fields including Islamic Affairs and endowments, labour, manpower, sports and an agreement to encourage and protect mutual investment in the two countries.

The two sides noted that there was a keen desire to further strengthen cooperation in various fields for the promotion of the causes of the Muslim Ummah as well as international peace and stability.

They also called for taking advantage of the opportunities available in the two brotherly countries for expanding and improving investment, trade, energy, infrastructure development, agriculture and exchange of government’s delegations for mutual benefit of the two brotherly countries.

The Saudi side expressed hope for reaching peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions so that it contributes to the achievement of a permanent peace and stability in the region.

The Saudi side welcomed the positive developments in Indo-Pakistan relations, which would reflect positively in the interest of the two neighbouring countries and stability in the South Asian region.

The two countries reiterated their commitment to fight extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and continue to cooperate in the field of exchange of security related information. They also emphasized the importance of security cooperation to combat the crimes of drug trafficking and money laundering.

On the situation in Afghanistan, the two sides expressed their support for Afghan reconciliation by including all sides and components of the Afghan society to arrive at restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan. They underlined support for the political process through holding the elections scheduled for April this year.

On the Palestinian issue, the two sides reaffirmed their consistent stand to support the Palestinian right to arrive at a just solution which leads to establishment of Palestinian State with Al-Quds as its capital. They reiterated the need for stopping Israeli practices including continuation of building settlements and putting impediments to peace efforts. The two sides emphasized that the peace efforts should be based on Arab peace initiatives and the relevant UN Resolutions.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia reiterated the need for finding of a quick solution of the existing conflict in Syria according to Geneva I Resolution in order to restore peace and security in Syria and prevent bloodshed of the brotherly Syrian people.

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