PM Imran, Saudi King Salman vow to cement bilateral ties


Prime Minister Imran Khan met Saudi King, Shah Salman Bin Abdul Aziz on Tuesday and stressed the need for cementing ties between Saudi Arabia and Islamabad.

The Pakistani delegation led by PM Imran called on Saudi King at Riyadh’s Al-Yamamah palace; both the sides reviewed the close relations between the two countries, as well as developments in the region.

Prime Minister Khan also conveyed his concerns regarding the facilities extended to the labourers in the Oil-rich kingdom and requested the Saudi king to play his part for resolution of issues.


According to a communique issued by the PM House, the Saudi king directed the relevant ministry to solve the issues faced by the labourers in the kingdom.

The Pakistani delegation include Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Industries Razaq Dawood and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.

Earlier, addressing the investment conference, Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted that the country was in dire need of loans to pull it out of the ongoing economic crises as Pakistan was facing trade deficit and current account deficit.

Addressing the investment conference in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the premier expressed that his regime was creating opportunities for investors in the country, highlighting that it was the best time for investors to explore the opportunities in Pakistan.

‘We will try to facilitate the investors through a one-window operation. Pakistan’s strength is overseas Pakistanis and we have to make conditions favourable for them to invest in the country,’ said the premier.

Imran Khan vowed to facilitate foreign investors and added that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is already helping the country attract foreign investment.

The premier, who arrived in the Holy Kingdom on Monday, continued that he was expecting investment in the Naya Pakistan Housing programme in which 5 million homes would be built during the next five years.

Imran Khan outlined that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the stepping stone to success adding that China was the best market available to Pakistan.


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