Riyadh (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend first-ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz invited Prime Minister Nawaz for the summit, being held at Riyadh. The invitation was delivered by Saudi Information Minister Awwad bin Saleh al Awwad, who visited Islamabad last week.

The Prime Minister, upon arrival at the King Salman airbase, was received by Governor of Riaydh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and senior officials.

The premier is accompanied by his Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, his son Hussain Nawaz and Advocate Akram Sheikh.

In addition to King Salman and US President Donald Trump, 55 heads of state and government from the Muslim world have been invited to participate in the summit.

The grand meeting will provide an opportunity for the participating countries to discuss how to overcome the menace of terrorism and extremism across the world.

It is expected that leaders will attempt to de-link ‘terrorism’ from any particular religion, culture, civilisation or region.

The prime minister will also join the world leaders to attend the inauguration ceremony of the World Centre against Extremism, an important counter-radicalisation initiative by Saudi Arabia.