Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa procedure

08:53 PM | 16 Jan, 2018
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa procedure
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to simplify the procedure of business visa issuance besides rationalizing the visa fee on the reciprocal basis.

The agreement was reached at the two-day 11th the session of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission in Islamabad on Monday.

They also agreed to activate Saudi-Pak Business Council to promote trade and investment on fast-track basis.

Both the countries will also introduce products through exhibitions in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia .

Speaking at the outset of the JMC session, Special Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aitzaz Ahmad expressed the hope that the session will draw a roadmap for future cooperation between the two countries and provide a way-forward agenda to promote trade and investment.

Secretary for Foreign Trade Saudi Arabia Abdul Rehman bin Ahmad Al-Harbi said that Riyadh provided great investment opportunities, particularly in infrastructure field.