ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has agreed to grant two-year multiple visa to
Pakistani businessmen recommended by the apex trade body – Federation
of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI),
This was decided at a meeting between Saudi Ambassador to
Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani and President FPCCI Abdul Rauf Alam.
Leaders of the business community of twin cities were also present
on the occasion. During the meeting, the President Federation
of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry also drew
attention of the Saudi envoy towards various problems faced by the
Pakistani business community while visiting Saudi Arabia which were well taken.
The Saudi Ambassador also said, his country highly values its relations
with brotherly Islamic country of Pakistan.
“We want to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in various fields including
trade, commerce and culture,” he further added.
“We are moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil which is also a great
opportunity for Pakistani investors.”
Saudi Arabia is injecting new dynamism into its economy through a productivity
and investment led transformation that will help ensure future growth,
employment, and prosperity, the envoy also said.
Moreover, the sectors in which Pakistanis can invest include agriculture, honey
and beverages, processed food, oil, gas, petrochemicals, power including
solar and other renewable energy, water and wastewater, financial and
professional services, education, training and human capital development,
mass transport infrastructure including new rail, metro and bus links.