The Prime Minister will begin a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia from tomorrow

By Wasif Ali Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia from tomorrow. He is visiting Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high level delegation including the Foreign Minister and other members of the Cabinet.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will consult with the Saudi leadership on all areas of bilateral cooperation, including the economy, trade, investment, energy, employment opportunities for Pakistani workers and the welfare of the Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia.

The two sides will also discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest. A number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding are expected to be signed during the visit.

The Prime Minister will also meet the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary General of the World Muslim League, Muhammad bin Abdul Kareem Al-Issa, and the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques in Medina

He will also hold talks with the Pakistani community in Jeddah. In a statement issued here today, Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have a long and historically friendly relationship which is rooted in common religion, history and mutual trust.

Saudi Arabia is a member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. The spokesperson said that the continuation of bilateral visits at the highest level was playing an important role in further strengthening fraternal relations and mutual cooperation.

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