President Dr Arif Alvi said on Thursday that the country is keen to affirm strong bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia.
He was talking to Pakistan's Ambassador-designate to Saudi Arabia Lt. Gen. (R) Bilal Akbar, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.
The President said both the countries have shared bonds of history, culture, traditions, faith and values, and hold commonality of views on regional and international issues.
Emphasizing the need to facilitate Pakistanis residing in Saudi Arabia, the President asked the Ambassador-designate to help address the issues being faced by the Pakistani community.
He congratulated the Ambassador-designate on his appointment as Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and expressed the hope that he would make concerted efforts for further strengthening bilateral economic and investment cooperation.
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The President asked the Ambassador-designate to make all out efforts towards the exchange of high-level visits between the two countries.
Highlighting the issue on Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, he acknowledged the unending support of Saudi Arabia for the country.