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Saturday Apr 16 2022
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Saudi Crown Prince Salman telephones PM Shehbaz Sharif

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. — Twitter/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. — Twitter/File

  • Mohammad Bin Salman calls Shehbaz Sharif to congratulate him on his election as the prime minister.
  • Both agree to work together to further diversify their bilateral ties.
  • Pak premier invites Saudi crown prince to visit Pakistan.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday expressed his resolve to work closely with Saudi Arabia to enhance and further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

During a telephone call, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman warmly congratulated PM Shehbaz on his election as the prime minister of Pakistan.

According to a statement from the Foreign Office, during the course of their most warm and friendly conversation, PM Shehbaz paid rich tributes to King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Salman for achieving remarkable progress and development of the kingdom, under their visionary leadership.

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“While recalling the fraternal and historic bonds between their two countries that have been the hallmark of their strategic relationship over the past seven decades, the premier reaffirmed his government’s and his own commitment to further advance these relations to new heights,” the statement read.

PM Shehbaz thanked Saudi Arabia for its historic and continued support and cooperation, both bilaterally as well as at international forums, while also assuring the Saudi leader that Pakistan would stand by the kingdom at all times.

The newly elected premier and the crown prince agreed to work together to further augment and diversify their bilateral ties in all spheres, in particular trade, investment and employment generation opportunities.

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Mohammad Bin Salman extended his cordial invitation to the prime minister to pay an official visit to the Kingdom, at an early date. Thanking the crown prince for his gracious invitation, the premier also extended an invitation to him to undertake a state visit to Pakistan.