Saudi Foreign Minister to arrive Pakistan next month

By Our Special Correspondent

Islamabad: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are warming up ties on a fast pace. Kingdom’s foreign minister will be leading a high level delegation to Pakistan on an official visit next month in January.

According officials privy to the developments, two sides are expected to hold talks the latest situation in the region, including the Middle East, and other bilateral issues.

The Saudi foreign minister will be accompanied by a delegation of heads of Saudi companies and businessmen. Sources have said that Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman, will also be part of the delegation.

According to sources establishment of a Saudi oil refinery in Pakistan will be discussed during the visit.

During the visit, Saudi Foreign Minister will hold talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy brotherly relationship. Soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, new relationships are being forged within Pakistan – and between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan attaches great importance to Pakistan. Bond between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has become more strong after Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman found themselves on a same page when it comes to making warm bilateral ties.

Pakistan-Saudi relationships and their importance were captured in a single, compelling moment during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s maiden visit to Pakistan. As the world looked on, three men appeared to move in harmony. To the left of Salman was Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, while to the right was the head of Pakistan’s army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The three men were smiling and marching in step, surrounded by the trappings of Islamabad’s military pomp and ceremony.

Many in Pakistan believe that troika of Imran Khan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has taken relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to its peak.

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