Saudi Vision 2030 provides opportunities to realise Naya Pakistan plan: PM Imran

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 offers prospects to Pakistan to engross with the Gulf country in apprehending Naya Pakistan’s determined plan owing to their complementarities in the socioeconomic essentials, said Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

While interviewing with Saudi Arabia’s Al Riyadh newspaper published on Sunday, the PM said, “I must say that there are significant complementarities in the socio-economic fundamentals of the Naya Pakistan and the Saudi Vision 2030. Both lay emphasis on economic opportunity and diversity, domestic growth, modernization and development, and trade linkages and connectivity.” 

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Khan said Pakistan could contribute both skilled and semi-skilled manpower besides division its expertise in other sectors such as infrastructure development, information technology, and agriculture. 

“We never had the reason to reposition our relations with Saudi Arabia in the wake of regional or international developments in the past as well as in contemporary times and relations between the two countries have withstood the test of time,” Imran Khan stated. 

Furthermore, Imran Khan commented that both countries had an exceptional bond for seven decades. “It is now our earnest desire to transform this relationship into a deep, diverse, and mutually beneficial strategic partnership. We are now working to consolidate historical gains by exploring new and non-conventional areas of cooperation. We want our trade relations and investment cooperation to be commensurate with excellent political relations,” he said. 

Moreover, addressing the Saudi-Pakistan Investment Forum in his recent visit to Saudi Arabia the PM Imran Khan emphasized the significance of engaging the private and corporate sectors of both countries to understand the unused potential in the fields of business, trade, and investment. “I am confident that the investment forum would usher in a new dynamism in our investment cooperation,” he said. 

Meanwhile, showing the importance of the relationships between the two countries, he claimed that the newest substantial gesture by the kingdom repeated the all-weather friendship between the two states. 

“We believe that our priorities and goals converge in this regard and we can therefore learn from each other and extend our mutual support to mitigate the impacts of climate change,” he remarked. 

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