New York (Web Desk): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to deepen mutual cooperation in all fields, especially economy, trade, energy and investment.
The understanding to this effect came during a meeting of Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of 78th Session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Radio Pakistan reported.
The two foreign ministers exchanged views on various aspects of bilateral relations as well as the regional and global issues of mutual interest.
They emphasized the vital importance of Pakistan Saudi Arabia relations.
FM Jilani thanked the Saudi leadership for their generous and unwavering support for Pakistan which was particularly instrumental in securing the deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He apprised his Saudi counterpart about formation of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to facilitate and fast-track potential investments from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
He emphasized that mutually rewarding Pak-Saudi cooperation in key areas including IT, energy, infrastructure and labour must be fast-tracked and augmented.
The foreign minister also thanked the Saudi Arabia for hosting more than two million strong Pakistani diaspora which not only contributes towards development of both countries but also forms a vital bridge between the two brotherly nations.
Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud highlighted the brotherly relations between the two nations and the valuable contributions made by the Pakistani community in the development of the Kingdom.
FM Gilani reiterated that Pakistan eagerly looked forward to the visit of the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and the United States have agreed to continue cooperation for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
The understanding came at a meeting between Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and US Special Representative on Afghanistan Thomas West on the sidelines of 78th UNGA session in New York.
On this occasion, FM Jilani reiterated Pakistan's commitment for stable, peaceful, prosperous and connected Afghanistan.