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Pakistan’s Sanjrani Says Saudi Crown Prince Visit to Usher Even Stronger Ties

Pakistan’s Sanjrani Says Saudi Crown Prince Visit to Usher Even Stronger Ties

Friday, 15 February, 2019 - 11:00
Pakistani Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Asharq Al-Awsat
Islamabad - Mohammed al-Ayedh
Pakistani Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said that the “strong and historically strategic” shared ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are set to further consolidate upon the scheduled visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Stressing full Senate and parliamentary support for Pakistan’s policy on boosting relations with Saudi Arabia, Sanjrani voiced his country’s appreciation for the efforts and support of Saudi King Slaman bin Abdulaziz.

“We thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his support of Pakistan and its people,” Sanjrani told Saudi reporters in Islamabad.

“Certainly, the people appreciate Saudi support over the past decades, as well as the one currently provided by King Salman and Saudi leadership,” he underlined.

The official also welcomed the investments and agreements Riyadh plans to ink with Islamabad, saying that his country will “work to create all the means that will make these investments successful."

Addressing the expected visit by the Saudi Crown Prince, Sanjrani said it will yield in many fresh partnerships between the two countries.

He added that economic agreements to be signed between the two states will have a multi-faceted positive effect, “not only inside Pakistan, but also abroad.”

With regard to the Saudi investments pertaining to an oil refinery being established at the Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea, Sanjrani said: "Gwadar is undoubtedly a major strategic project.”

He pointed to Riyadh's great efforts in serving pilgrims visiting Islam’s holiest sites, and “preserving Islamic sanctity that Muslims are interested in all the Islamic world.”

Sanjrani pointed out that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are two strong countries in the Islamic world, and that any joint effort by Riyadh and Islamabad will have a great and positive impact not only on the two countries but on Muslims worldwide and the region as a whole.

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