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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held meeting with Saudi Crown Prince in Jeddah

24 August, 2017

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JEDDAH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday held a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Jeddah in a day-long visit to Saudi Arabia.

This was the prime minister’s first foreign visit since assuming office on August 1. He was accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif.

During the meeting, the prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s continued and steadfast support for the Kingdom and its leadership. He lauded the leadership of the Crown Prince, in particular his Vision 2030 for Saudi Arabia’s development.

Prime Minister Abbasi assured the Crown Prince of continued cooperation and collaboration to the benefit of both the countries. He recounted the huge sacrifices and extraordinary efforts being made by Pakistan as a nation to root out terrorism and bring peace and stability. He also expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reaffirmed Pakistan’s pledge to support Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty.

Acknowledging the sentiments of Pakistan reflected in the prime minister’s maiden foreign visit, the Crown Prince warmly welcomed him and his delegation. He acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in its resolute fight against terrorism. The Crown Prince hoped that brotherly ties between the two countries will further prosper in future. He underscored the importance Saudi Arabia attaches to a strong and stable Pakistan. He hoped that Pakistan would overcome all challenges and continue its journey to progress and prosperity.

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