Pakistani president meets with Saudi education deputy minister, hails ties

The Pakistani president made his statement as he met with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Education Hamad Nasser al-Mehrej. (Supplied)

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain said on Tuesday that International Islamic University has shown remarkable performance in the education sector and Saudi Arabia’s cooperation in that regard was very valuable.

Hussain underlined that an IIU should consider establishing a campus in any city of Saudi Arabia to provide better education facilities to the Pakistanis residing in the kingdom.

The Pakistani president made his statement as he met with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Education Hamad Nasser al-Mehrej. He added that the president said that “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were linked through deep historic, religious and cultural relations which were difficult to emulate, adding, these relations will further grow in the future”.

He emphasized that exchange of high level delegations will further strengthen the relations between two countries will enhance cooperation in the field of education.

For his part, al-Mehrej said that Saudi Arabia will continue to promote education in Pakistan and that the kingdom “has increased the number of scholarships for Pakistani students to 580”.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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