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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, currently in the Saudi city of Hafr al-Batin, was received by Khadim al Haramain al Sharifain, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, this evening.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, while the Saudi King was accompanied by Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defence.

During the course of their warm and friendly exchanges, King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed his thanks and deep appreciation to the Prime Minister for having accepted his invitation to witness the joint military exercises. He said that this has enhanced cooperation and understanding between the armed forces of the two countries and reinforced the existing brotherly relations between the two countries.

The Prime Minister thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz for Saudi Arabia’s strong and consistent support to Pakistan, while advocating enhanced cooperation between the two countries, particularly in commercial, economic and investment sectors. The Prime Minister also spoke of his admiration for the successful completion of the joint military exercises that brought together contingents from about two dozen Islamic countries. He stated that this would promote unity amongst them and demonstrate their resolve to step up efforts to counter militancy and terrorism.

Hafr al Batin, Saudi Arabia
10 March 2016

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