PM phones Saudi crown prince to extend Eid greetings

PM phones Saudi crown prince to extend Eid greetings

ISLAMABAD, Jul 12 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and extended greetings to him on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

The prime minister expressed good wishes for the Saudi crown prince, who is also the deputy prime minister and defence minister of the Kingdom. He also conveyed his good wishes for the people of Saudi Arabia on Eid-ul-Azha.

He also felicitated the Saudi crown prince on the successful Hajj operation and thanked the Saudi leadership and government for taking care of the Hajj pilgrims, particularly those from Pakistan.

Reiterating the close brotherly ties between the two countries, the prime minister cited deep-rooted bilateral relations which were getting stronger with the passage of time.

Both the leaders discussed the ongoing bilateral projects and agreed to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of trade and investment.

They also agreed to pursue a joint strategy for execution of the decisions taken during the prime minister’s visit to the Kingdom in April 2022.

The prime minister also extended an invitation to the Saudi crown prince to visit Pakistan which he accepted.

By Ishtiaq Rao

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Sr. Reporter who reports on Prime Minister, President, Foreign Office, and special assignments. Backed by 20-year experience, he has written for local and foreign newspapers. Reach out at 03335293238/ [email protected]/ X: ishtiaqrao

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