Abbasi’s first foreign visit signifies excellent ties with Kingdom
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Saudi crown deputy premier and minister of defense Mohammad bin Salman in Jeddah.
Khaqan Abbasi visiting his first foreign trip after Supreme Court has ousted Nawaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar are accompanying PM Abbasi.
The Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman warmly welcomed Abbasi and his accompanying delegation. He acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in its resolute fight against terrorism.
According to the sources, the visit signifies signifies excellent ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan intended to mobilise support after US President Trump announced the new Afghan policy.
During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed the close bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, and ways to further develop them in all fields, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Both leaders discussed the latest developments on the Islamic and international arenas. The leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual concern and the issues faced by Muslim Ummah.
Mohammad bin Salman hoped that fraternal ties between the two countries will further prosper in future and underscored the importance Saudi Arabia attaches to a strong and stable Pakistan.
Abbasi recounted the huge sacrifices and extraordinary efforts being made by Pakistan as a nation to root out terrorism and bring peace and stability. He also expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reaffirmed Pakistan’s pledge to support the Kingdom’s sovereignty.
They agreed to continue dialogue and cooperation towards their shared goal of peace, security and development in the region and beyond.
The Pakistani prime minister was received by Makkah Deputy Governor Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz at the Jeddah airport. He is expected to return to the country after performing Umrah.