PM Shehbaz arrives in Saudi Arabia for 3-day visit – Pakistan

Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first overseas trip since taking office at the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Governor Faisal bin Salman al-Saud Madinah and high-ranking Saudi officials welcomed the Prime Minister and his delegation. The Prime Minister was accompanied by key ministers, including Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Drug Control Minister Shahzain Bugti, Intelligence Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Defense Minister Khawaja Asif.

Federal Minister Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also accompanied Prime Minister Shevaz on the official visit.

The Prime Minister and his delegation later offered a prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque.

According to a video shared on social media, the prime minister and his delegation chanted slogans against them when they arrived at the mosque. In a video message in response to the hymn, Aurangzeb said he had prayed for those chanting slogans in such holy places.

‘The bond of brotherly love and friendship’

Before leaving, Prime Minister Shevaz said he would begin his visit “to renew and reaffirm the bond of brotherhood and friendship.”

“We will discuss it extensively with” [the] The Saudi leadership said he was one of Pakistan’s “best friends.”

The prime minister also sent a video message shortly before leaving, saying he was “delighted” that his first visit since taking office would be a visit to the kingdom.

“This reflects the high importance Pakistan attaches to its special relationship with Saudi Arabia of historical and strategic importance,” he said.

“Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are bound by a deep and enduring fraternal bond built on a solid foundation of mutual trust and support,” he said.

“We express our deepest gratitude to Saudi Arabia for their continued support of Pakistan during difficult times. Pakistan will always stand by Saudi Arabia’s side and stand shoulder to shoulder with our Saudi brothers.”

Prime Minister Shevaz also praised the progress the kingdom has made under the Crown Prince’s vision, calling it a transformational initiative.

“I look forward to interacting with the Saudi leadership to review multi-faceted bilateral cooperation and elevate this special relationship to an unknown level,” the prime minister said.

He also said that he is making a huge contribution to the kingdom’s economic development and conveyed good wishes to expatriates in the kingdom. “They are key partners in further strengthening the Pakistan-Saudi brotherhood,” he concluded.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said the prime minister would be accompanied by a high-level delegation that includes key members of the federal cabinet.

“During the visit, the Prime Minister will engage in bilateral interactions with the Saudi leadership with a focus on developing economic, trade and investment relations and creating greater opportunities for Pakistani workforce in Saudi Arabia. The two sides will also “The various regional and international issues are mutually beneficial,” the statement said.

Prime Minister Shebaz’s visit to Saudi Arabia will provide a strong impetus to deepening bilateral cooperation in various fields and further strengthen the bilateral partnership, the statement added.

The Saudi Crown Prince officially extended the invitation by calling Prime Minister Shebaz after becoming prime minister on April 16, promising the kingdom’s continued support for Pakistan.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening and developing bilateral relations in all respects. According to the Crown Prince, Saudi mediaIt confirmed the enthusiasm of the Saudi leadership to support Pakistan in all areas.

According to the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO), the Prime Minister and Crown Prince also agreed to work together to further strengthen and diversify bilateral relations in all areas, including trade, investment and job creation opportunities.

Prime Minister Shevaz thanked the Crown Prince for describing his country’s aid to Pakistan as “historical”.

Prime Minister Shebaz’s visit, which will also perform Umrah, is attracting attention in addition to being his first overseas visit. He was initially criticized for plans to bring several families on tours at state expense and charter planes.

However, the intelligence minister insisted that the prime minister would travel by commercial plane and that all of his aides would pay for themselves.

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