Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, will visit Saudi Arabia on September 19 (today).
During his two-day visit, the prime minister will discuss with the Saudi leadership various dimensions of the grave situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, arising from New Delhi’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, the Foreign Office in a press release said.
The prime minister has been in regular contact on the Kashmir issue with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman.
Since his visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman in February this year, there was a growing momentum in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations in all areas of cooperation.
Pakistan-Saudi relations are traditionally marked by warmth and mutual trust.
The prime minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia would further reinforce the close fraternal ties between the two countries and deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
Earlier, PM spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the telephone and discussed bilateral and regional matters, specifically focusing on the attacks on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
Imran Khan expressed Pakistan’s support for Saudi Arabia and “its full stand with all its potentials in confronting these sabotage acts which threaten the global economy and the Kingdom’s security”.
The attack on installations in the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility at Abqaiq, came from the direction of Iran, and cruise missiles may have been used.
This is the third time that the two leaders have spoken over the phone since August, as Imran Khan continues to raise the issue of Kashmir at different platforms.