Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi calls on King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Riyadh on Monday

PM assures Saudi Arabia of full support in peace and stability in the region

Riyadh: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday has assured Saudi Arabia its full support for its policies and efforts for maintaining peace and stability in the region.

The prime minister, who was on a day-long visit to Saudi Arabia on the invitation of its leaders, was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.

Both the leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and the latest developments in the region, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Saudi king praised Pakistan’s efforts in routing the menace of terrorism and extremism from its soil. He was assisted by Interior Minister Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, the minister of state for foreign affairs Dr Nizar bin Obaid Madani and Trade Minister Dr Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi.

Later, PM Abbasi also met Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Both leaders discussed the crown prince’s plan for national economic transformation titled ‘Vision 2030’. PM Abbasi offered Pakistan’s technical and human resource assistance to the Kingdom in achieving the plan.

Abbasi also appreciated the efforts and dedication of the crown prince in launching a unified platform of Muslim countries in the form of the Islamic Military Alliance to Combat Terrorism (IMCTC).

The crown prince, while appreciating Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism and its active participation in IMCTC, said, “Saudi Arabia and other countries of the coalition look forward to learn from Pakistan’s experience in this field.” Crown Prince Muhammad tells Abbasi coalition looks forward to learning from Pakistan’s experience in fighting terror

He underscored the fact that there was a great potential for further strengthening of our bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, trade, investment and defence. Later, the Saudi king hosted a luncheon in honour of the visiting prime minister and his delegation.


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