PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia today

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday) as part of his initiative for peace and security in the region.

Earlier on October 13, the prime minister visited Iran and held meetings with the Iranian leadership including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei and President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, and discussed Pak-Iran bilateral matters and important regional developments besides issues relating to peace and security in the Gulf.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said that during his visit to Saudi Arabia, the prime minister will confer with the Saudi leadership in light of his recent consultations with other leaders.

The Foreign Office said that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia bilateral ties and other regional developments would also form part of the discussions.

“Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are bound in a fraternal relationship marked by mutual trust and understanding, close cooperation, and an abiding tradition of supporting each other,” it said.

This would be Prime Minister Imran Khan’s third visit to Saudi Arabia this year. His earlier visits were in May and September 2019.

From the Saudi side, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman paid a state visit to Pakistan in February 2019.

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