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Imran Khan, Saudi Crown Prince hold delegation-level talks

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz held delegation-level talks to discuss bilateral ties and ways to further strengthen cooperation.

The two sides discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, including economy and trade.

The Prime Minister, who is paying a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, is accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

During the visit, Imran Khan will also meet the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen; Secretary-General of the World Muslim League Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Medina.

PM will also interact with the Pakistani Diaspora in Jeddah.

The Prime Minister will perform Umrah in Makkah and pay his respects at the Roza-e-Rasool Sallallao Allaye Wasallam in Madina Munawwara.

PM was received at the Jeddah airport by Mohammad Bin Salman on Friday.

This is the prime minister’s third official visit to the kingdom since he came to power in August 2018.

During talks, the two countries signed multiple agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, media, prisoners exchange and others. Both the countries signed an agreement to form Supreme Coordination Council to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in multiple fields.

An agreement for the exchange of convicted prisoners was also signed between the two countries besides another agreement to counter the crimes.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia also signed a framework agreement on energy projects besides another one in the field of environmental protection.

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