Saudi foreign minister to visit Pakistan on Tuesday

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan. Image Credit: Reuters

Islamabad: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud will visit Pakistan on Tuesday to deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Saudi foreign minister will be accompanied by a delegation comprising senior Saudi government officials. He is visiting Pakistan at the invitation of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Prince Faisal last visited Islamabad in December 2019.

“The visit of the Saudi Foreign Minister will reinforce the positive momentum in high-level exchanges and the deepening of bilateral cooperation in diverse fields,” Pakistan Foreign Office said.

During the visit, the two foreign ministers will exchange views on the entire gamut of bilateral relations and regional and international issues. The Saudi Foreign Minister will call on other dignitaries as well during the visit.

“The visit of Saudi Foreign Minister holds special significance in the backdrop of the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia in May 2021. It will provide a timely opportunity to review progress in bilateral cooperation in line with the vision of the leadership of the two countries” the official statement said.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support. The relationship is marked by close cooperation in different fields and mutual collaboration on regional and international issues. Frequent high-level visits are a key feature of the relationship that further deepen and broaden the relationship in myriad dimensions.