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PM Imran Khan likely to undertake Saudi Arabia visit next week: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia early next month on the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the foreign office said on Thursday.

“I can confirm that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be undertaking an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, early next month,” foreign office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri told reporters during a weekly press briefing.

While Chaudhri said further details of the visit will be shared “in due course,” diplomatic sources related to the matter told The Pakistan Daily, the three-day official trip will take place on May 7-9.

“During the visit, the prime minister will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi officials. Several accords and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on bilateral trade, solutions to climate change are expected to be signed,” they said, adding that before the prime minister’s trip, armed forces chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa will arrive in the kingdom on May 4.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be accompanied by foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, information minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, and the PM’s special aides on climate change and the Middle East Malik Amin Aslam and Tahir Ashrafi respectively, sources added.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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