Pakistan PM Imran Khan to begin three-day visit to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan-Saudi bilateral cooperation, trade ties, job opportunities for Pakistani workforce to be discussed

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a three-day (May 7 – 9) official visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday at the invitation of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

PM Imran Khan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the foreign minister and other key members of the cabinet, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

During the visit, the Prime Minister’s consultations with the Saudi leadership will cover all areas of bilateral cooperation including economic, trade, investment, energy, job opportunities for the Pakistani workforce, and welfare of the Pakistani diaspora in the Kingdom. PM Khan will also interact with the Pakistani diaspora in Jeddah.

The two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. A number of bilateral agreements/MoUs are expected to be signed during the visit.

The premier will also meet the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary-General of the World Muslim League, Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Medina. Saudi Arabia is a member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support. The people of Pakistan hold the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the highest esteem. The relationship is marked by close cooperation in all fields and mutual collaboration on regional and international issues, in particular those faced by the Muslim Ummah.

Saudi Arabia is home to more than two million Pakistanis, contributing towards the progress and prosperity of both countries. Regular high-level bilateral visits play a pivotal role in providing impetus to the fraternal ties and close cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

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