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PM Khan to leave for second visit of Saudi Arabia on October 23: FO

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will depart for his second visit of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on October 23, the Foreign Office confirmed.

On Friday, the FO announced that the Prime Minister will visit Saudi Arabia to attend the ‘Future Investment Initiative’ (FII) conference, to be held from October 23 to 25 in Riyadh.

The conference, termed “Davos in the desert”, will host leading businesspersons, investors, corporate giants, representatives of hi-tech industry and major media outlets at one platform, the Foreign Office said in a press release.

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman will take countries on-board for the reforms agenda, whereas, new accords related to investment are also expected to be shaped during the global conference.

It is worth mentioning that the United States and Europe have decided to shun Kingdom’s conference following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul.

Last month, PM Khan made a maiden visit to the Kingdom where he held a meeting with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

The two leaders held detailed discussions on ways to strengthen bilateral relationship and exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation in political, defense, economic, commercial and cultural sectors, developing joint ventures in line with their respective developmental needs, strengthening collaboration in human resource sector and addressing the issues faced by Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed their historical and brotherly ties, rooted in bonds of common religion, shared culture and values and quest for regional and global peace and security. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the convergence of views on a host of regional and global issues, as well as the issues faced by Muslim Ummah.

 

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