Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Discuss Enhanced Cooperation in Human Resources Development

Tue Nov 21 2023
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RIYADH: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) Jawad Sohrab Malik called on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Dr. Abdullah Nasser Abu Thnain, Deputy Minister Adnan Abdullah Al-Nuaim in Riyadh on Tuesday. 

During the meeting, they discussed long-standing and fraternal relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Jawad Sohrab Malik expressed gratitude to the Kingdom’s leadership for providing job opportunities to approximately 3 million Pakistani workers. 

Both sides discussed strategies to enhance the export of skilled manpower from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia. SAPM highlighted the Pakistani government’s prioritization of skill development for its workforce. He conveyed the government’s intention to send more skilled workers to Saudi Arabia and invited Takamol, a Saudi initiative for human capital development, to establish additional testing and training centers in Pakistan.

Pakistan Extends Full Cooperation for Independent Training

SAPM offered full cooperation to Takamol to function as an independent training and certification company in Pakistan. Additionally, collaboration with TVTC for training initiatives in Pakistan was proposed, with an upcoming MOU between NAVTEC and TVTC.

The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development appreciated SAPM’s offer and instructed Takamol to explore ways to implement the proposed suggestions.

Both parties reiterated their commitment to enhancing the export of skilled manpower from Pakistan. Jawad Sohrab Malik was accompanied by Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Farooq, Director General BEOE Akram Khawaja, Muazzam Ali Dy Head of Mission, and Sohail Babar Warraich, Community Welfare Attaché.

The SAPM’s visit to Saudi Arabia proved highly productive in advancing Pakistan’s national initiative to accelerate the export of manpower to Saudi Arabia.

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