Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan begins a two-day visit on Friday to Saudi Arabia, a traditionally close ally.
Khan, invited by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest, Saudi state media SPA said.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan's visit to Saudi Arabia is an important milestone in bilateral relations; The Kingdom is keen to further strengthen relations between the brotherly countries as well as enable broader economic cooperation. Welcome @imrankhanPTI 🇸🇦🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/BpaILyZoGV— فيصل بن فرحان (@FaisalbinFarhan) May 7, 2021
Prior to Khan’s arrival, Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi and spoke to the Crown Prince on Friday, Pakistan’s military said in a statement.
“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghan Peace Process, bilateral defense, security, collaboration for regional peace and connectivity were discussed,” the statement said.