Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for a one-day trip of Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral matters and recent developments in the region with the Saudi leadership.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said the visit was part of bilateral cooperation and regular exchanges between the leadership of the two countries.
It would be PM Imran’s fourth visit to Saudi Arabia this year. His earlier visits were in May, September and October. From the Saudi side, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a visit to Pakistan in February.
During his last visit to Saudi Arabia in October, PM Imran had met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in a bid to ease tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.
Separately, the prime minister also held delegation-level talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The two talked about bilateral relations, regional peace and security and global political situation.
The premier and the Saudi crown prince agreed to bolster Pakistan-Saudi relations as well as bilateral cooperation during their meeting.
PM Imran underscored that Pakistan wishes for peace and stability in the entire region, including the Gulf countries. All conflicts and disagreements can be resolved through political dialogue and diplomacy, he added.
The PM had also apprised the Crown Prince about the latest conditions in Indian occupied Kashmir, which has been under a military lockdown since August 5.