Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to enhance IT cooperation


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology (IT) and to continue close collaboration on all matters of mutual interest.

This came to light during a video call between Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha on Friday.

Qureshi underlined the historic and deep-rooted fraternal ties, which form the basis of enhanced cooperation in all fields between the two countries. He said that the two countries share the focus on development of information technology, which is the need of the modern digital age.

The foreign minister highlighted the fact that both Pakistan and the Kingdom have a significant youth bulge in their demography. He said the two countries have a wide-ranging scope of expanding ties and enhancing collaboration in this field, which could be mutually beneficial.

The Saudi minister reciprocated the warm feelings and echoed the sentiments of the foreign minister, terming Pakistan as a close brotherly country.


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