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Positive outcome: the Pakistani Prime Minister visit to the KSA

During his three-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan appreciated the leadership role of ¬†King Salman in promoting Islamic unity. He also appreciated the positive role of the Kingdom in acting towards regional and international peace and security when it comes to Islam. The minister mentioned His Royal Highness the Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan in February 2019, when two countries announced the launch of the Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council.

According to the politician, the visits to the Kingdom (in 2018 and 2019) contributed to pushing bilateral relations to more mutually constructive cooperation. Both sides emphasized the importance of the Islamic world working together to combat terrorism, condemn sectarianism, and achieve international peace and stability.

The countries stressed the fight against terrorism is not exclusive of any religion, race, or colour, and it is necessary to confront all its forms and images, regardless of the source.

They also agreed to reach a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis – a KSA initiative praised by the Pakistani Prime Minister.

Finally, despite the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic, Khan complimented the Kingdom’s efforts in organizing the Hajj season this year and serving the Two Holy Mosques and their pilgrims, Umrah artists, and tourists.

During the tour, they signed several agreements and memorandums of understanding, as follows:

  • A contract between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to form the Supreme Coordination Council
  • A cooperation agreement in the field of combating crime
  • A cooperation agreement in the field of persons convicted with penalties depriving freedom
  • A memorandum on the area of fighting illegal trade of narcotic medications, psychotropic substances, and chemical precursors
  • A memorandum of understanding to fund electricity, infrastructure, transportation, water, and communications projects
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