Pakistan-Saudi Relations: Recent Developments


Prime Minister Imran Khan recently concluded a three-day trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from May 7 to May 9. This was his seventh visit to the Kingdom since he took office in 2018.

Prior to his arrival Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa had arrived in the Kingdom where he met his counterpart General Fayiadh Bin Hamed Al Rowaily and among other things discussed the need for greater military to military cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

The Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman at Jeddah airport before bilateral talks were held in Jeddah’s Al-Salam Palace. The two sides reaffirmed the need for deeper cooperation and exchanged views on how to strengthen economic and trade relations between the two countries through exploration of investment opportunities in light of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and development goals of Pakistan. The talks were also directed towards increasing collaboration in other fields, including energy, science, technology, agriculture and culture.

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