ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have held delegation level talks at Royal Court, Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.
The two sides discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, including economy and trade.
Acknowledging the positive and constructive role of more than two million Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom, the two leaders discussed ways to maximize mutual benefit from cooperation in the human resource sector. The Prime Minister thanked the Saudi leadership for taking considerate measures for the welfare of Pakistani expatriates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Views were exchanged on regional and international issues. The Prime Minister outlined his vision of a peaceful neighborhood to advance the objectives of national economic development. Highlighting the situation in IIOJK, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The Prime Minister also highlighted Pakistan’s consistent efforts to support peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister, who is paying a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, is accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the visit, Imran Khan will also meet Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen; Secretary General of the World Muslim League Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Medina.
He will also interact with Pakistani Diaspora in Jeddah.
The Prime Minister will perform Umrah in Makkah and pay his respects at the Roza-e-Rasool Sallallao Allaye Wasallam in Madina Munawwara.