Flags of Saudi Arabia (L) and Pakistan (R)

Riyadh, 23 October 2021 (TDI): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bilal Akbar talked about the increase in Pakistani expatriates. The increased demand for human resource in Saudi Arabia can increase the influx of Pakistani expatriates by 2.5 million. Currently, the number of Pakistani expatriates is around 2 million. The increased requirement of human resource in Saudi Arabia is due to the 2030 vision of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

The Ambassador, Bilal also talked Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia from 23 to 25th October. Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to attend the launching ceremony of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit. During the official visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan will share the success of the Billion Tree Tsunami Initiative.

Another engagement that Prime Minister Imran Khan will foresee is to address the Pakistan-Saudi Investment Forum. Saudi Ministry of Investment has organized the forum in collaboration with Pakistan. The forum will serve to provide opportunities to the business community of both countries. This avenue is paving the way for bilateral investments which would ultimately lead to a win-win situation.

Ambassador Bilal Akbar also briefly talked about the relationship of Pakistan with Saudi Arabia. He stated “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, who enjoy broad-based strategic relations rooted deep in history, culture, religion, and people to people contacts, have interdependence,”.

The Pakistani Ambassador, Bilal Akbar also added that Saudi Arabia is a well-wisher of Pakistan and its people. Saudi Arabia’s benevolence is evident as the kingdom has recently released Pakistani prisoners. Pakistan has also always shown support to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Pakistani Students are actively participating In the green drive by planting trees and saplings in different parts of Saudi Arabia.


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