Riyadh, 11 November 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud on Thursday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is on a two-day official visit to the Kingdom.

Both officials co-chaired the first session of the Ministerial Committee of the Political and Security Pillar of the Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Committee.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan assured his counterpart of the continuous support of the government of Pakistan to the Kingdom to culminate terrorist activities and maintain peace in the region.

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In this vein, he also stressed the aspect of strengthening relations to confront security threats, cybercrimes, drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crimes.

He appreciated the joint military alliance between both countries and stressed enhancing further strategic cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The two dignitaries also discussed matters of common interest including Occupied Kashmir, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria, among others.

It is pertinent to mention here that the high officials including Ministers of Defence, Security, and Intelligence services of both countries also participated in the meeting.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister also held a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Al-Hajraf, in Riyadh.

What is Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Committee?

Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Committee was established via an agreement between the Prime Minister of the Kingdom, Muhammad Bin Salam, and the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

The agreement was signed upon the suggestion of the Saudi Prime Minister during his visit to Pakistan in February 2019

The council was created to strengthen the bilateral relations between both countries and to remove any sort of hurdles in investment deals.

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Following this step, the President of Pakistan declared the relationship between both countries ‘exemplary’ while saying that Saudi Arabia has always helped Pakistan on all international forums.