Davos, 19 January 2023 (TDI):  The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held an official meeting with his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. The meeting occurred on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) meeting in Davos.

Both representatives reiterated Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) long-standing and enduring fraternal connections.

During the meeting, Bilawal thanked Saudi Arabia for its ongoing assistance and reaffirmed their commitment to expanding bilateral cooperation across the board.

Notably, the 53rd meeting of WEF is taking place from January 16 to 20, 2023. Bilawal is attending at the invitation of the Forum’s President, Børge Brende.

Foreign Minister is accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar during the visit. Bilawal and the State Minister will participate in several WEF events on contemporary global and regional issues.

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WEF annually brings political and business leaders together to identify pathways to overcome economic, social, and environmental challenges. This year the theme of the forum is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.”

WEF is discussing several themes for the annual meeting: sustainability, economic growth and resilience, and energy and globalization.

Meeting with the President of Congo

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also held a meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

The dignitaries affirmed the desire to deepen bilateral relations further. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Pakistan remains a longstanding friend and partner of Africa.

Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Finland

The Foreign Minister held bilateral talks with the Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto on the sidelines of WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

They discussed bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest. Bilawal appreciated Finland for its support at Resilient Pakistan Conference in Geneva. They resolved to further enhance relations between the two countries, particularly in trade, energy, and education.