ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have similar directions for peace in the region, development, and elimination of corruption.
Addressing a luncheon ceremony held in honor of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman here on Monday, he said it is a very golden era for Pakistan as it is open for investment.
The President said we bravely fought terrorism and we are now standing at an era, where there will be increasing prosperity and peace in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the region.
He thanked the Crown Prince for signing various Memorandums of Understanding for huge investment in Pakistan. He said it is the first phase of Saudi investments and the second phase will take place soon.
Dr Arif Alvi said like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has huge tourism potential as it is situated at the crossroad of various regions.
He invited Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to visit Pakistan and urged Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit northern areas of Pakistan, which present one of the best mountain attractions in the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said brotherly relationships between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are focused on the principle of Islamic solidarity.
He acknowledged contribution of Pakistani diaspora for the development of Saudi Arabia, especially in the expansion project of the Grand Mosque and Masjid-e-Nabavi. He said over two million Pakistanis are working in Saudi Arabia and contributing a lot in the development of the kingdom and Pakistan. – NNI