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KSA looks forward to invest in CPEC, Gwadar projects: Envoy


ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Pakistan Nawaf Said Ahmad Al-Malkiy Wednesday said his country was looking forward to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar port projects.

The CPEC was a huge project, which would create many investment opportunities, he said in an interview with PTV.  The ambassador said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were cooperating in military, economic and other sectors and their cooperation would increase further in future.
Pakistan and the KSA, he said, enjoyed good brotherly relations, which were centuries old and were deepening further. He said both the countries were facing similar issues and were extending cooperation to resolve the same.
He said today media, particularly social media, were very important and the Saudi embassy would use them to highlight the Saudi efforts for providing facilities to Hujjaj (pilgrims). He said the Saudi government was making all-out efforts to provide the best facilities to Hujjaj. More than 500,000 officials, besides volunteers, were deployed during Haj to serve the pilgrims, he added. It was a difficult job but the Saudi government had the capability to make Haj arrangements, he added.
He said expansion of the Haram Sharif was underway and on its completion hopefully next year, the number of pilgrims from Pakistan would be increased.
The ambassador stressed that the Muslim Ummah should get united to overcome the challenges being faced by it.  He said the KSA government was giving special attention to promote education and it was offering scholarships to Pakistani students.
He said his mission in Pakistan was to provide support to its people as it was his second home.
Source: APP