Pakistan wants to engage Saudi Arabia in CPEC: Interior Minister

Islamabad: Pakistani Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that Pakistan wanted to bring Saudi Arabia in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The minister said the Pakistani government wanted to extend the CPEC more and engage other countries as Iron Brother China also had the same vision.

In a media interaction on Thursday, he said China was going to become a big economic power of the world and Pakistan stood with Beijing. “Both the countries enjoy exemplary friendship,” he added.

Ahmed said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had made a successful visit of Saudi Arabia. He said both the countries leadership had talked with each other like a friend and after improving situation regarding coronavirus Crown Prince of Saudi Arab Muhammad Bin Salman would visit Pakistan.

He said the Ministry of Interior had made different agreements with Saudi Arab during the PM’s visit, adding Foreign and Interior ministers of Saudi Arabia would visit Pakistan soon.

He said Saudi Arabia was the well-wisher of Pakistan as it had always support the country in different difficult times.