Saudi Arabia conveyed to Pakistan on Monday its strong support for all initiatives aimed at strengthening and reinforcing Pakistan’s post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts, ahead of an international conference about the country in Geneva next month.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke by the telephone with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, and apprised him of the upcoming ‘International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan’, in Geneva on January 9 2023, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
The Saudi foreign minister conveyed the Kingdom’s “strong support for all initiatives” aimed at strengthening Pakistan’s post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts, it said. The foreign minister thanked the leadership of Saudi Arabia for valuable flood relief assistance to Pakistan, Foreign Office said.
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The two foreign ministers reiterated their mutual commitment to further enhance and deepen bilateral cooperation across all areas of mutual interest, the Foreign Office said. They also discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan, it added.
“They reaffirmed the importance of guaranteeing women’s rights and their full and equal participation in all aspects of life. The foreign ministers reiterated their support for security, stability and peace in Afghanistan and the importance of international engagement for building a more sustainable future for the Afghan people.”