ISLAMABAD: The arrival of Saudi delegation comprising Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, which was earlier expected to take place on February 16 (Saturday), has been rescheduled to February 17 (Sunday) due to “unavoidable circumstances”, a notification released by the federal government said Friday.
The notification released by Prime Minister’s Office said, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, visit of the Saudi delegation to Pakistan has been postponed. Therefore, the Pak-Saudi Business Conference which was scheduled to be held on 17th February, 2019, has been postponed.”
“Any inconvenience caused in this regard is highly regretted,” it added.
The Foreign Office (FO), in a press release, said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, deputy prime minister and defence minister will now arrive in Pakistan on February 17-18.
“His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will visit Pakistan on 17-18 February 2019. The visit programme remains unchanged,” the FO said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Saudi delegation was expected to arrive in Pakistan on February 16, Saturday.