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PM Imran Khan visits Saudi Arabia to attend ‘Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit’

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from October 23-25, 2021 to attend the Launch Ceremony of the “Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit” being held in Riyadh.

His visit is being taken at the invitation of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other members of the Federal Cabinet.

At the MGI Summit, the prime minister will share his perspective on the challenges faced by developing countries due to climate change.

The prime minister will also highlight Pakistan’s experience of launching nature-based solutions to address environmental challenges.

The MGI Summit is being held at the initiative of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The event is the first of its kind in the Middle East region.

It may be recalled “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives were launched by the Crown Prince in March 2021 aimed at protecting the nature and planet.

Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed these two initiatives and offered to share experiences and lessons from Pakistan’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” and Prime Minister’s “10 billion Tree Tsunami.”

The prime minister will have bilateral interaction with the Saudi leadership, with a particular focus on advancing economic and trade relations; creating more opportunities for the Pakistani workforce; and the welfare of the Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom.

The two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

During the visit, the prime minister will also participate in an event on the promotion of investment in Pakistan and interact with leading investors and businessmen from Saudi Arabia and Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history, and mutual support. Saudi Arabia is home to more than two million Pakistanis, contributing towards the progress and prosperity of both countries. The relationship is marked by frequent high-level visits, close cooperation in all fields, and mutual collaboration on regional and international issues including at the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

The visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan will carry forward the positive momentum of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

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