PM Imran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discuss bilateral ties

PM Imran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discuss bilateral ties

Makkah (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the 14th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being held in Makkah al-Makarrmah.


During the meeting, the two leaders discussed maters of mutual interest and took stock of the current state of bilateral political, economic and trade relations.

They agreed to expedite decisions taken during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan in February this year, in particular early implementation of decisions taken during the first meeting of the Supreme Coordination Council.

The prime minister also thanked the Saudi government for extending oil facility to Pakistan on deferred payments.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also held a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday on the sidelines in Makkah.

The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, regional issues and the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

He underlined Pakistan's support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process that could lead to a political solution in the neighbouring country.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan also met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the OIC summit.

The PM exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional and international matters with the Egyptian president.

The two leaders agreed to comprehensively upgrade cooperation in all fields. They also agreed to increase the frequency of bilateral political contacts and exchanges.