PM Shehbaz to leave for Saudi Arabia today

Sources say Saudi Arabia is expected to invest $1 billion on the Reko Diq project

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is presiding a meeting in Islamabad on April 3, 2024. —Facebook/ Mian Shehbaz Sharif
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is presiding a meeting in Islamabad on April 3, 2024. —Facebook/ Mian Shehbaz Sharif 

  • PM Shehbaz to hold discussion with MbS on various projects.
  • He will renew invitation to Saudi crown prince to visit Pakistan.
  • Premier will meet Nawaz Sharif before leaving for KSA.


ISLAMABAD: In his first foreign visit since election, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to leave for Saudi Arabia for a three-day trip today, confirmed the Foreign Office.

“Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 6 to 8 April 2024, during the last days of Ramadan. This would be the Prime Minister’s first foreign visit since his election,” said the FO in a statement.

PM Shehbaz will be accompanied by Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Defence; Finance, Information and Economic Affairs. He will also perform Umrah and offer prayers at the Masjid Nabwi in Madina. 

During the visit, it is expected that PM Shehbaz may meet Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discuss issues of mutual interest. The leaders will also exchange views on regional and global developments.

Meanwhile sources had told Geo News that during the meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, PM Shehbaz would hold discussions on various projects.

The premier would also renew his invitation to the Saudi PM to visit Pakistan.

During his stay, multiple development projects would be finalised, whereas bilateral cooperation in several sectors including agriculture continues between the two countries, said the sources.

They said Saudi Arabia was expected to invest $1 billion on the Reko Diq project as well.

Prior to his visit, the premier would hold consultation with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, they added.