(2017-06-13) Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited Saudi Arabia on 12 June 2017, and held meeting with Khadim Al Harmain Al Sharifain King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz.
While expressing solidarity with the Kingdom and the people of Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister said that the Kingdom had a very special place in the hearts of Pakistanis and that the Muslim world looked up to the King as the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The Prime Minister reaffirmed the strong commitment of the people and the government of Pakistan for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Kingdom, and the safety of Harmain al Shareifain.
King Salman thanked the Prime Minister for his visit and recalled the special nature of relationship between the kingdom and Pakistan ever since its independence. King Salman also said that the fight against extremism and terrorism is in the interest of all Muslims and the Ummah. He also appreciated the exceptional success of Pakistan against extremism and terrorism, despite challenging situation and environment. He also reiterated strong commitment and the support of the Kingdom for all issues of interest for Pakistan, including matters of its national security.
The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the current impasse in the Gulf will be resolved soon in the best interest of the Muslim Ummah.
13 June 2017