Shura Parliamentary Friendship Committees Meet with UK and Pakistani Ambassadors Respectively

Riyadh, Chaired by its Chairman Dr. Ghazi bin Faisal bin Zagr, the Saudi-British Parliamentary Friendship Committee, an affiliate of the Shura Council, held a meeting here today with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia N...

Riyadh, Chaired by its Chairman Dr. Ghazi bin Faisal bin Zagr, the Saudi-British Parliamentary Friendship Committee, an affiliate of the Shura Council, held a meeting here today with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton, in the presence of members of the committee.

During the meeting, Dr. bin Zagr pointed to the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, stressing the importance of supporting them in various fields, highlighting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's role in combating terrorism and violence as well as its efforts to spread tolerance and dialogue among different religions and cultures.

For his part, the UK Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pointed to the importance of the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, noting to the level of development in the two countries in the past five years in various fields.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest, especially the parliamentary relations between the Shura Council and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, and activating the role of the parliamentary friendship committees in the two chambers to enhance the common interests of the two countries.

Later, the Saudi-Pakistani Parliamentary Friendship Committee, an affiliate of the Shura Council, chaired by its Chairman Eng. Abbas bin Ahmed Hadi, met here today with newly-appointed Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, in the presence of members of the committee.

Hadi stressed the importance of the fraternal relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Pakistan, especially at the parliamentary level between the Shura Council and the Pakistani Parliament.

For his part, the Pakistani Ambassador to the Kingdom pointed to the historical relations between the two countries, hoping that they will be strengthened and developed in various fields, especially the economic, investment and commercial fields, as Pakistan welcomes Saudi investors and businessmen.

During the meeting, they reviewed the aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries, and discussed a number of issues of common interest, especially the parliamentary relations between the two chambers, and ways to advance the efforts of the parliamentary friendship committees in the two countries.

Source: Saudi Press Agency