Saudi Crown Prince to arrive in Islamabad on Saturday

Islamabad: At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan on Saturday next. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman holds important portfolios in the Kingdom’s government, including that of the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and the Defense Minister. During his two days visit, the Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation including members of the Saudi Royal family, key ministers and leading businessmen. This will be first state-level visit the dignitary to Pakistan since his elevation to the position of the Crown Prince in April 2017. During the visit, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman will call on the President of Pakistan. He will also meet the Prime Minister and the Chief of Army Staff. A delegation of Pakistan’s Senate will also call on the Crown Prince to discuss ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. The Saudi Ministers accompanying the Crown Prince will meet their counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation in their respective fields. On the sidelines of the visit, businessmen of the two countries will also meet to discuss opportunities of collaboration in the private sector. During his stay, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will be signing a number of agreements and MoUs in diverse sectors, including investment, finance, power, renewable energy, internal security, media, culture and sports. The two countries will also discuss ways and means to develop a robust follow-up mechanism to ensure effective implementation and quick progress on tangible areas of cooperation. The visit of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is expected to significantly enhance bilateral ties between the two countries in all spheres of cooperation.