Islamabad: According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Saudi Arabia for a three-day official visit beginning May 7 (tomorrow).
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has invited the premier to visit the country.
He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, which will include Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other federal cabinet members.
“During the visit, the prime minister’s consultations with the Saudi leadership will cover all areas of bilateral cooperation including economic, trade, investment, energy, job opportunities for Pakistani workforce, and welfare of Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom,” the communiqué said.
In addition, the two sides will discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern. During the visit, a number of bilateral agreements/MoUs (memorandums of understanding) are expected to be signed.
“The Prime Minister will also meet the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary-General of the World Muslim League, Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Medina,” the press release said.
More than two million Pakistanis live in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the growth and development of both countries, according to the communiqué.