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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki on Thursday assured that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will provide full support in facilitating visas for Pakistani IT companies.

This was claimed by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication after a meeting between the Ambassador and the Caretaker Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Dr Umar Saif, here on Thursday.

An official stated that matters of mutual interest and related to IT and Telecommunication were discussed during the meeting.

Facilitation of visas by Saudi Arabia for Pakistani IT professionals and business persons was specifically discussed during the meeting.

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in IT and telecom sectors between the two countries.

Dr Saif said the government of Pakistan wanted to boost relations with Saudi Arabia in IT and Telecom sector. “Saudi Arabia is a very attractive market for Pakistani IT companies,” he said.

He said as Pakistani IT companies scale up their presence and businesses in Saudi Arabia, it was important to facilitate their travel and visas.

Dr Saif said there was great potential in IT and Telecom professionals of Pakistan. He went on to say that the environment for investment in Pakistan was conducive, urging the Saudi tech companies to invest in Pakistan.

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki said Saudi Arabia would fully cooperate with Pakistan in the sector of IT and Telecom.

The ambassador also assured that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would provide full support in facilitating visas for Pakistani IT companies. The meeting was also attended by senior officers of the ministry.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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