Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will embark on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia today (Thursday) at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
This will be the prime minister’s first visit abroad after assuming office earlier this month. The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of his cabinet. During the visit, he will have bilateral interaction with the Saudi leadership, with a particular focus on advancing economic, trade and investment ties. The two sides will also exchange views on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Separately, the prime minister received a telephone call from National Guard Commander of Bahrain General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa and discussed bilateral relations. The commander extended his warm felicitations to Shehbaz Sharif on the assumption of the premiership. The prime minister underlined the importance Pakistan attaches to its relations with Bahrain and reaffirmed his government’s commitment to forge deeper economic, trade and investment cooperation. He thanked the Bahraini leadership for the measures taken to look after Pakistani expatriates, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.