PM Imran arrives in Saudi Arabia for two-day visit


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first official foreign visit after assuming the office of the prime minister.

PM Khan arrived in Madina where he was received by Madina’s Governor Faisal bin Salman, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Siddique and other officials.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood are also part of the visiting delegation.

On his two-day visit, the prime minister will call on Saudi King Salman and hold a bilateral meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

King Salman will also host a state banquet for the premier at the Royal Court. Accompanying ministers will also meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen will also call on PM Khan during his visit.

The PM is visiting the country on King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s invitation, according to a statement by the Foreign Office (FO).

The prime minister along with the delegation will arrive in Abu Dhabi on September 19. He will be received by Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan.