Imran discusses bilateral ties with Saudi Crown Prince


Observer Report

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit, met on Saturday Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh and discussed bilateral relations and overall situation in the region.
In Riyadh he was welcomed by governor Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Earlier, PM Imran visited Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) in Madina and offered prayers. He was received by Deputy Governor of Madina and Consul General of Pakistan in Jeddah Khalid Majeed.The trip comes on the heels of a whirlwind tour of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who, accompanied by the ISI chief, visited Riyadh on Wednesday and believed to have laid the ground for the premier’s visit.
Diplomatic sources said the flurry of visits by Pakistani civil and military leadership to Saudi Arabia and Iran over the past few weeks suggested that there might be ‘some breakthrough’ in the diplomatic manoeuvres initiated by Islamabad.
The visit is part of regular exchanges between the leadership of both countries. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed brotherly relations for decades based on mutual trust and understanding.
According to a Foreign Office press release, the visit is part of “regular exchanges” between the leadership of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.