Islamabad, 1 December 2022 (TDI): Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Al Maliki met Minister of Aviation and Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafiq on 30 November 2022.

A plethora of subjects pertaining to shared interests were discussed during the meeting underscoring collaboration between the two nations in numerous domains

The meeting between the Saudi Ambassador and the Federal Minister also included representatives from Saudi Airlines, Flynas, the Secretary of Aviation, and the DG Civil Aviation Authority.

The two sides talked about encouraging aviation-related collaboration between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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Since the nation’s founding in 1947, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have cultivated cordial relations. The connections between the two peoples’ religious, cultural, and economic traditions go back many centuries.

Shared Islamic principles are another foundation of the partnership. The two nations formally established their friendship in 1951 by signing a Treaty of Friendship.

Over the ensuing decades, substantial financial and strategic help provided to one another by the two friendly nations whenever necessary served to strengthen bilateral relations.

The two nations have also been successful in creating a distinctive synergy for one another’s development over time. The majority of Pakistani expatriates, nearly two million, live in Saudi Arabia.

Infrastructure development in contemporary Saudi Arabia has benefited greatly from the labor, construction specialists, and engineers from Pakistan.

Similarly, Pakistani physicians, bankers, business owners, professors, and financial professionals were instrumental in building the Kingdom’s institutional architecture.

In the process, the Kingdom has given jobs to Pakistanis, from highly qualified metropolitan professionals to unskilled laborers from Pakistan’s most rural regions.

A valuable resource for the Kingdom is the vast pool of experts and unskilled labor available in Pakistan. Pakistan has a number of monuments that attest to the strength of its bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia donated $10 million to build the International Islamic University in Islamabad. King Faisal is honored by the Faisal Mosque, a prominent landmark structure in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Also, in honor of King Faisal, Pakistan’s third-largest city was renamed Faisalabad.