PM Nawaz meets Saudi crown prince

Published January 15, 2015
This handout photo shows Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. — Press Information Department
This handout photo shows Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. — Press Information Department

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who is also Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

During the meeting, bilateral relations, situation in the Middle East and issues facing the Muslim world came under discussion.

The premier took the Saudi crown prince into confidence about measures being taken to tackle terrorism and militancy in Pakistan.

Trade and economic ties between the two countries also came under discussion in the meeting.

PM Nawaz was also reassured about the health of the custodian of two Holy mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and wished him good health. The Saudi King has been in poor health.

During the meeting, the two underscored the need of close bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in various fields and discussed the latest developments in regional and international arenas.

The meeting was also attended by Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Chief of General Intelligence, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Chief of the Crown Prince's Court and Special Advisor and Minister of State and Cabinet's Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban.

Pakistan’s delegation comprised Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Pakistan's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Manzour Al-Haq.

Prime Minister Nawaz's visit to Saudi Arabia is the third high-level contact between the two countries in less than a year.

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