Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar has expressed deep gratitude to Saudi government over unstinted support for pursuing investment projects in Pakistan.

He expressed these views during meeting with Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Finance Minister extended warm welcome to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia and congratulated him on Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's designation as Kingdom's Prime Minister.

He highlighted the long-standing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in various areas. He further shared that both countries have exceptional relationships based on social, political, religious and cultural ties.

Muhammad Ishaq Dar thanked the Ambassador on allowing rollover of 3 billion dollars deposits. He also thanked Saudi Fund for Development for their valuable investments in different sectors of Pakistan s economy.

On the occasion, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, congratulated the Finance Minister on assuming the charge. He further acknowledged the long-term relationship and shared the focus of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on continuation of mutual investment projects within Pakistan.