Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit further solidifies Pak-Saudi Arabia’s strategic cooperative relationship: Chinese scholar

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BEIJING, November 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – November 2, 2021): Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia was very successful and fruitful and further solidified the comprehensive strategic cooperation relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Arabia.

These views were expressed by Cheng Xizhong, a visiting professor at the Southwestern University of Political Science and Law and a senior researcher at the Charhar Institute in a statement released here on Tuesday.

He observed that the visit reflects the Pakistani government’s paradigm shift from geopolitics to geo-economic cooperation.

During the visit, the two sides discussed in depth the linkage between Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and “Naya Pakistan, and reached a high level of consensus. Both emphasized the opportunities. and economic diversity, national growth, modernization and development, and trade links and connectivity.

The Chinese scholar said that during the visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the first Saudi-Pakistani Investment Forum in which he stressed the importance of involving the private and business sectors of both countries to realize the untapped potential in the areas of trade, business and investment. .

“I believe that the Investment Forum would usher in a new dynamism in investment cooperation between the two countries,” he added.

He said that Pakistan’s improved security environment, rapid economic recovery and successful construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have increasingly boosted the confidence of countries in the Middle East. , including Saudi Arabia, in investment in Pakistan.

Cheng Xizhong pointed out that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are important Muslim countries. The strengthening of strategic cooperation between the two countries is conducive to the unity of the Muslim world to jointly meet the challenges of external and regional powers.


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