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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to sign MoUs on drug control, renewable energy: FO

ISLAMABAD, Feb 14: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are set to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of mineral resources, drug control and renewable energy during the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

In total, both the countries would sign eight MoUs on varying fields during the Crown Prince’s visit who is scheduled to land in the federal capital on Saturday for two-day visit, at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a tweet that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would sign MoUs in the fields of mineral resources, development of renewable energy projects, drug control, smuggling and psychotropic substances. Other MoUs would be relating to diverse sectors including investment, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, media, culture and sports.

Following the visit of Prince Salman, a Pak-Saudi Coordination Council would be set up where Prime Minister Imran Khan would personally lead monitoring of the implementation of MoUs.

A rousing welcome awaits the Crown Prince in Islamabad who is expected to meet the prime minister, President Arif Alvi besides attending a number of other meetings.



Posted on: 2019-02-14T22:40:00+05:00


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