The high level business delegation is in Jeddah to explore various avenues of business cooperation. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan enjoy excellent bilateral relations and with the visit of high level business team from Pakistan, trade and business ties would surely get a considerable boost.On Sunday, the Pakistani delegation met with the deputy trade minister of Saudi Arabia. Malik Shahid Saleem the President of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry led the delegation. Both sides discussed various ways and means to enhance and cement business ties between the two countries.Earlier, the Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan bid farewell to the delegation of Pakistani businessmen participating in the meetings of the Saudi-Pakistani trade mission being held in Jeddah under the auspices of the Saudi Export Development Authority. Saudi Trade Attaché in Pakistan, Mohammad Ahmad Asiri and members of the office saw the delegation off.A total of 65 Saudi companies and 35 Pakistani companies are interested in importing Saudi products in the food and building materials sectors. The trade mission in Jeddah is scheduled to last for two days, 13 and 14 January 2019 and to discuss opportunities to enhance the quality of Saudi products in order to achieve greater openness to international markets and to allow local exporters to undertake many deals to develop their exports and open new markets for their products.It may be mentioned here that Saudi Arabia had recently appointed a fully fledged trade and commercial attaché in Pakistan. Ever since his appointed Ahmad Asiri has been engaged with various Pakistani business enterprises with a view to promoted trade and economic links between the two brotherly nations.Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.