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Prime Minister who is on a private visit to Saudi Arabia calls on Saudi Crown Prince

Islamabad, July 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif who is on a private visit to Saudi Arabia called on HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence. The meeting was held here late Monday night.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud warmly received Prime Minister and welcomed him to Saudi Arabia. He also conveyed his greetings to the Prime Minister Sharif on performance of Umrah. Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saudi for his sentiments and thanked him for the hospitality extended during his visit.

During the meeting, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the status of bilateral relations and discussed various issues of mutual interest. Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hoped that relationship between both the brotherly countries Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will further strengthen.

Prime Minister said that Saudi Arabia is playing a unique and irreplaceable role in the Muslim world. It was agreed between two leaders that high level exchanges between the two countries were essential for further deepening of relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

The Crown Prince responded that Pakistan was like his second home. Prime Minister was accompanied in the meeting by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hussain Nawaz. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also called on Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques here Monday night.

On his arrival for the meeting the Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif was very warmly welcomed by the Prince Muqrin. Prime Minister was accompanied in the meeting by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hussain Nawaz.

Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the sentiments and also thanked for a very warm welcome and hospitality extended during his private visit to Saudi Arabia. Both the leaders discussed bilateral and regional issues.

They expressed complete satisfaction over the relationships between two brotherly countries. Both the leaders agreed that relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are excellent at all levels and bond of brotherhood has transcended the vicissitude of time.

It was agreed that both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy commonality of views on regional and international matters. Prime Minister said that relations were not based on political expediency; rather it is etched deep in the hearts of every Pakistani and Saudi national.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
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