Islamabad - The first meeting of Parliamentary Friendship Group of Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) was held here Saturday at Parliament House to chalk out future working plan for the group.

The meeting was presided over by Senator Sehar Kamran who emphasised on establishing deeper people to people contacts so that better understanding could be developed between the two societies.

The two countries already enjoy special relations that are not only brotherly but also time tested, she added. She said that the love and respect the people of two countries share for each other was exemplary.

Additional Secretary of Middle East and African Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was also present on the occasion and briefed the members regarding the Pakistan- KSA relations. He told that there were more than two million Pakistanis residing in KSA and the volume of trade between the two countries was 3.8 $ billion. He said that KSA had always helped Pakistan in the time of need and Pakistan had also aptly responded by providing assistance to KSA in the field of security and military training and other sectors.  

The members looked forward to establish one to one relations with KSA Parliament members and to initiate student exchange programs in order to establish cohesive connectivity between the peoples of Pakistan and KSA. Senators Kalsoom Parveen and Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi also attended the meeting.