Saudi Crown Prince Salman arrives in Pakistan

The two sides will discuss ways to increase export of Pakistan's labour force to Saudi Arabia.

Ppi February 15, 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif welcomes Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud at the Nur Khan airbase in Islamabad. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrived in Islamabad on a three day visit to Pakistan on Saturday.

He was received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the airport.

The Crown Prince had been invited to Pakistan by Nawaz himself.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, also serves as the deputy prime minister and minister for defence of the kingdom.

Among other senior dignitaries, the Minister for Defence, the Minister for Finance, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs and the Chief of Army Staff would be calling on the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

A spokesperson from the Foreign Office said that the Crown Prince will hold talks with the President and the prime minister on Thursday.

Agenda of the talks

The talks aim to strengthen cooperation in diverse areas of mutual interest particularly in expanding and enhancing investments and trade. In this context, the accompanying Saudi businessmen will meet their Pakistani counterpart.

They are also expected to discuss ways to increase export of Pakistan's labour force to Saudi Arabia and facilitate over 1.5 million Pakistanis currently residing in the Kingdom.

The Afghan issue is also expected to figure during the talks.


sohail khan | 9 years ago | Reply

If Saudi Arabia is helping poor and mazloom Syrian people against the atrocities and opperession of Asad govt, then it is welcoming. Asad govt has killed about one hundred thousand freedom fighters and strugglers in Syria. Every sect of our society whether sunni, shia or non-muslim should condemn Asad govt for such killings of innocents.

Faisal | 9 years ago | Reply

@Rex Minor: Ok they are consumers, atleast not the one who takes that into that country. If there law says that they will behead the person who bring drugs thn why we are carrying it? Infact beheading a person is not only there in K.S.A but also in many other countries, Emirates,Oman and Iran all treat us that way...its not there fault, It's we who are faulty.

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