PM in Madina Munawwara on 1st visit to Saudi Arabia
MADINA MUNAWWARA/RIYADH: Prime Minister arrived in Madina Munawwara Tuesday evening on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia for talks with the Kingdom’s leadership on bilateral cooperation.
Governor Madina-tul-Munawwara Prince Faisal Bin Salman received the Prime Minister on the airport.
The Prime Minister will pay his respects at Roza-e-Rasool and perform Umra.
Meanwhile, the Saudi officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their resolve to fully collaborate with any ruler chosen by the people of Pakistan.
“Saudi Arabia regards the matter of rulership of Pakistan as its internal affair,” the Saudi officials said upon arrival of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Madina on a two-day official visit.
The Pakistani delegation was received by Madina Governor Shehzada Faisal bin Salman. Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Siddiq, Saudi Arabian officials and officials of Saudi Arabian consulate were also present on the occasion.
The officials said Saudi Arabia had full trust on people of Pakistan. They said it was a reflection of love for humanity that the kingdom showed during the tenures of different governments.
The officials said Imran’s relation with Saudi Arabian leadership was based on mutual trust.
The prime minister is visiting Saudi Arabia on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
According to a press statement released by the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh, Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to discuss many important bilateral, regional and international issues with the Saudi leadership.
Matters related to welfare of the Pakistani community in Saudi Arabia and ways to enhance people to people contacts are also likely to come up for the discussions.
The Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen will also call on the Prime Minister.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhdary and Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood are accompanying the Prime Minister.