ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah late Friday as part of his three-day visit to the kingdom.
The prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday on his first official foreign trip since assuming office on April 11.
“Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest, especially on various regional and international issues,” the Pakistani government said on Twitter Saturday.
Both sides discussed “enhancing economic and trade ties between the two countries and promoting investment, employment for Pakistani manpower in Saudi Arabia,” PM Sharif’s office said.
During the meeting, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, they reviewed fraternal and historical relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
“They also discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation and promising opportunities as well as the ways of developing them in various fields,” the SPA said.
PM Sharif and his delegation later left for Makkah to perform the Umrah pilgrimage on the last day of his visit on Saturday.