Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and later traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he met the UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The two leaders held comprehensive discussion on bilateral relationship, the regional and global political situation and the issues, being faced by the Muslim world, were also discussed.
During the meeting both the leaders expressed their desire to further enhance and diversify bilateral cooperation and to continue close coordination on issues of mutual interest.
The Saudi Arabian Visit
During his visit to Saudi Arabia, PM Khan traveled to Medina and visited the Holy Prophet’s Mosque to offer prayer. He also performed Umrah and prayed for the Muslim world at Holy Kaaba and then flew to Jeddah, the Kingdom’s port city on the Red Sea, where he was received by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at his Palace, and was presented with a guard of honor and a state banquet was hosted for him and other visiting officials.
Meeting with Dignitaries
Prime Minister held wide-ranging talks with the King and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. They exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation in political, defense, economic, commercial and cultural sectors, developing joint ventures in line with their respective developmental needs, strengthening collaboration in human resource sector and addressing the issues faced by Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan commended the Saudi leadership on a smooth and successful organization of Hajj this year, it also commended the visionary leadership of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, which was leading Saudi Arabia towards a modern and developed economy.
Pakistan also thanked Saudi Arabia for its steadfast and continued support.
The two countries acknowledged each others efforts and sacrifices and pledged to continue their partnership to defeat the scourge of extremism and terrorism.
Prime Minister Imran Khan invited King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman at an early date. The offer was graciously accepted, in principle, by the Saudi leadership.
Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Finance, Asad Umar, Minister for Information, Fawad Ahmed, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razaq Dawood.