Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit accompanied by a high-level delegation

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit accompanied by a high-level delegation

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) receives Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) at Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia on January 7, 2021. – Twitter / Pak PMO

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday on an important three-day visit at the invitation of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, and Punjab Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia received the Prime Minister at Jeddah Airport, said Dr. Shahbaz Gul, Political Affairs, on the microblogging website.

Earlier in the day, Gul said the prime minister’s engagements would include meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, signing a memorandum of understanding and meeting delegations from both sides.

“Tomorrow they will respect the holy shrine of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and perform Umrah in Makkah on Sunday.”

The Foreign Office said in a statement that Pak-Saudi relations are marked by close cooperation in all fields and mutual cooperation on regional and international issues, especially the Muslim Ummah.

Announcing the visit, he said, “Saudi Arabia is a member of the OIC Contact Group in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, which includes the Foreign Minister and other members of the Cabinet.

Chief of Army Staff (COOS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has already arrived in Saudi Arabia and is meeting with senior military officials, but it is unclear whether he will attend some meetings while in Saudi Arabia. ۔

The Prime Minister will consult with the Saudi leadership on all areas of bilateral cooperation, including economic, trade, investment, energy, employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce and the well-being of the Pakistani diaspora in the kingdom.

The two sides will also discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest. It is expected that a number of bilateral agreements / agreements will be signed during the visit.

Although it does not list which agreements / memoranda are expected to be signed, according to Arab News, the two countries will sign a landmark climate agreement during the visit.

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