by: Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF), Islamabad
The upcoming visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Saudi Arabia holds much significance in today’s changing dynamics of global politics. This will be the first visit of president Mirziyoyev to the Kingdom over the last 30 years.
The King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud invited the visionary statesman and I highly appreciate this bilateral engagement between the two states. Undoubtedly, President Mizriyoyev have emerged as a great leader and introduced many policies and new visions for regional cooperation and connectivity.
Due to his policy initiatives and efforts, Uzbekistan has become a strong regional player. His successful conduct of statecraft has made him the most popular leader in the world. Thus, the visit will indeed pave the way for future cooperation between both states in the areas of mutual interests.
It is anticipated that the fields of green economy, high technologies, digitalization, innovations, and enhancing small business & entrepreneurship will be discussed.
I believe that this visit will provide a new impetus to regional connectivity along with stimulating bilateral and multilateral relations. Both countries have immense potential to start joint collaboration at higher level. Pakistan will always facilitate and acknowledge constructive engagements between both of its regional allies.