ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan called on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here at the Royal Court and discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral trade, investment and stronger economic ties, a statement from the PM Office said here Thursday.
Upon arrival he was presented a salute by the Royal Saudi guards and national anthems of the two countries were played. This is the first foreign trip of Imran Khan to any country after assuming charge as prime minister of Pakistan. The two-day visit is on the invitation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
The prime minister will also hold wide-ranging talks with the King and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who also holds the portfolios of Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The king will also host a state banquet for the prime minister at the Royal Court.
Soon after his arrival on Tuesday Prime Minister Imran Khan paid his respects at the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) and later performed Umrah. Doors of the Holy Kaaba and the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) were specially opened for the prime minister and members of his delegation.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Adviser for Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood accompanied the prime minister. Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hasham bin Siddique, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki also attended the meeting.