PM Shehbaz embarks on three-day visit to Saudi Arabia

PM Shehbaz embarks on three-day visit to Saudi Arabia
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Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif embarks on a three-day visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today (Saturday).

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday departed to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in a commercial airline for a visit from April 6 to 8.

This would be the prime minister’s first foreign visit since his election.

He is accompanied by federal ministers Including Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Abdul Aleem Khan, Attaullah Tarar and Ahad Khan Cheema.

Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz also accompanied the premier.

The prime minister, after his arrival in KSA tonight, would stay in Madina Munawara.

According to a statement by Foreign Office (FO) During his visit, the prime minister will perform Umrah and offer prayers at the Masjid Nabwi Al-Sharif.

The prime minister is expected to meet Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discuss issues of mutual interest. The leaders will also exchange views on regional and global developments.

The FO said that Pakistan and KSA have longstanding fraternal relations rooted in religious and cultural affinity.

“The people of Pakistan have the deepest respect and regard for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the statement said.

It added that the leadership of both countries is committed to advancing the fraternal ties and mutually rewarding economic and investment relations.