Saudi Arabian parliamentary delegation to meet president, prime minister today
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Shura Council of Saudi Arabia Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Sheikh along with a delegation arrived in Islamabad.
Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser received the delegation at the airport.
In his brief chat, Asad Qaiser said the visit of the Saudi Arabian delegation would strengthen the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The chairman Shura Council said Pakistan was their second home and the aim of the visit was to further promote fraternal and parliamentary ties between the two friendly neighbouring countries.
The Saudi Arabian delegation will meet Speaker National Assembly as well as President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, federal ministers and their Pakistani counterparts.
In April this year, President Arif Alvi had expressed his satisfaction at the parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and hoped that exchange of delegations would further deepen the collaboration.
He had said this while talking to Chairman Shura Council of Saudi Arabia Dr Abdullah Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, who called on him in Islamabad.
The president had said that Pakistan attached utmost importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia. Based on the solid foundations of shared faith, culture and heritage, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial and time-tested friendship, he had added.
On Oct 15, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had agreed to remain engaged and consult closely to take forward PM Imran Khan’s initiative to ensure peace and security in the region.
The agreement had come during Prime Minister’s separate meetings with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh.
Imran Khan had said Pakistan was ready to facilitate efforts for de-escalation of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
He had stressed the importance of avoidance of military conflict and constructive engagement of all parties.