King Salman, hold talks with Pakistan PM Abbasi.

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday. Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, also met with Abbasi, who was on a one-day visit to the Kingdom.

Abbasi was accompanied by Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif; the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar.The prime minister was received at the King Salman Airbase by the Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud, according to a press release from the Pakistan mission.

King Salman also hosted a luncheon in honor of the visiting Pakistan prime minister and his delegation.During his meeting with the King, the two dignitaries reviewed the entire spectrum of their bilateral relations in addition to regional and international issues. They also discussed ways and means to further enhance their bilateral relations in diverse fields.

Abbasi lauded the efforts of the Saudi leadership in bringing peace and stability in the region and assured Kin Salman of Pakistan’s full support in this regard. King Salman praised the excellent relations that exist between the two sides and efforts of Pakistan in routing the menace of terrorism and extremism from its soil.

During his meeting with the Crown Prince, Abbasi praised his vision for launching the national economic transformation plan ‘Vision 2030’ and offered Pakistan’s technical and human resource assistance in achieving it. He also appreciated the efforts and dedication of the Crown Prince in launching a unified platform of Muslim countries, in the form of Islamic Military Alliance to Combat Terrorism (IMCTC), to counter the menaces of extremism and terrorism that were distorting the real essence of Islam.

The Crown Prince, while appreciating the efforts of Pakistan in fighting terrorism and its active participation in IMCTC, said that Saudi Arabia and other countries of the coalition looked forward to learning from Pakistan’s experience in this field.

He underscored the fact that there was a great potential for further strengthening the two nations’ bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, trade, investment, and defense.

This was Prime Minister Abbasi ‘s second visit to Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close and fraternal relations. The traditionally warm bilateral relations are based on mutual trust and common aspirations of the people of the two countries. The two countries signed a ‘Treaty of Friendship’ in 1951, which lays the foundation of our bilateral relations

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