PM discusses regional, bilateral points with Saudi Crown Prince

RIYADH/ ISLAMABAD              –          Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday visited Saudi Arabia as a part of the common exchanges on the management degree between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister held wide-ranging consultations with Crown Prince His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), masking bilateral issues and developments within the regional context, mentioned a press launch issued from Islamabad.

Prime Minister Khan emphasised the strategic significance of Pak-Saudi relationship and termed it a pivotal partnership for peace, progress and prosperity.

He prolonged heat felicitations on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s assumption of G20 Presidency. He mentioned this was a mirrored image of the Kingdom’s management function and stature within the worldwide neighborhood.

Within the bilateral context, the prime minister underscored the distinctive power of the bilateral relations, that are based mostly on mutual belief and understanding.

He famous that the excessive degree visits had been the hallmark of the connection and Crown Prince Mohammed’s go to to Pakistan in February 2019 had ushered in a brand new period of deeper engagement throughout the financial, funding, power, safety and defence, and people-to-people domains.

The 2 leaders expressed satisfaction on the ongoing bilateral cooperation. It was famous that the institution of the Saudi-Pakistan Supreme Coordination Council (SPSCC) had offered a agency institutional mechanism to advance bilateral cooperation in numerous fields in a sturdy method.

The 2 sides hoped to additional advance this course of through the second assembly of the SPSCC anticipated to happen early subsequent yr.

Premier Khan apprised the Crown Prince of the most recent scenario in Indian Occupied Jammu &

Kashmir, marked by steady lockdown and different restrictions since 5 August 2019, accompanied by India’s belligerent rhetoric and actions on the Line of Management.

He thanked Saudi Arabia for its conventional assist to the Kashmir trigger, together with its energetic function within the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir. The 2 sides mentioned methods of additional advancing the Kashmir trigger by the OIC and different means.

Within the context of the Center East, the prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s perspective that disputes and variations be resolved by political and diplomatic means. Pakistan would proceed to facilitate all efforts in that route with a view to precluding battle, defusing tensions and preserving peace for the advantage of the area and the world.

The Saudi facet supplied all attainable assist within the improvement of tourism sector in Pakistan. It was agreed {that a} Saudi staff would undertake a go to to Pakistan quickly for this goal.

As a particular gesture Crown Prince Mohamad Bin Salman got here with Prime Minister Imran Khan after the bilateral assembly to see him off at Riyadh Worldwide Airport.

Earlier, the premier arrived in Saudi capital late within the afternoon after a quick stopover in Madinah, the place he supplied Nawafil at Roza-e-Rasool (SAW). Deputy Governor of Madinah Waheeb Al-Sahli and Pakistan Consul Normal in Jeddah Khalid Majeed warmly acquired him on the royal terminal.

Upon his arrival in Saudi capital later, he was acquired on the airport by Riyadh Governor Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz, in addition to officers of Saudi protocol and officers of Pakistan Consulate. International Affairs Secretary Sohail Mahmood additionally accompanied the prime minister.

This was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s fourth go to to Saudi Arabia since Might 2019, reflecting the significance hooked up by Pakistan to this strategic partnership. The management on each side stays decided to take Pakistan-Saudi relations to a brand new degree.

Throughout the earlier go to of PM Imran Khan to the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia’s management had agreed to stay engaged and seek the advice of Pakistan carefully to take ahead the premier’s initiative to make sure peace and safety within the area.

Previous to his KSA go to, PM Khan had held a gathering with Supreme Chief of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani at Saadabad Palace in Tehran.

Talking at a joint presser alongside the Iranian president, PM Khan had mentioned Pakistan is prepared to play its function in the direction of strengthening peace and stability within the area.

“Struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran ought to by no means occur. The difficulty is complicated however will be resolved by dialogue for which I’m right here”, he had mentioned.



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