Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to reach Pakistan on Feb 16, Foreign Office confirms

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Muhammad bin Salman will visit Pakistan on February 16-17, 2019 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday.

This will be first state-level visit of His Royal Highness to Pakistan since his elevation to the position of the Crown Prince in April 2017.

His Royal Highness holds important portfolios in the Kingdom’s government including that of the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and the Defense Minister.

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to reach Pakistan on Feb 16, Foreign Office confirms
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Muhammad bin Salman

The Foreign Office said that the Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation including members of the Saudi Royal family, key ministers and leading businessmen.

During the visit, His Royal Highness will call on the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi. He will also meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

A delegation of Pakistan’s Senate will also call on the Saudi Crown Prince to discuss ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi ministers accompanying the Crown Prince will meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation in their respective fields. On the sidelines of the visit, businessmen of the two countries will also meet to discuss opportunities of collaboration in the private sector.

During his stay, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will be signing a number of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) related to diverse sectors including investment, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, media, culture and sports.

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The two countries will also discuss ways and means to develop a robust follow-up mechanism to ensure effective implementation and quick progress on tangible areas of cooperation.

The visit of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is expected to significantly enhance bilateral ties between the two countries in all spheres of cooperation.