Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud will pay an official visit to Pakistan next week.
According to Arab News, the Pakistani government and Saudi embassy officials have confirmed that “The Saudi foreign minister will arrive in Pakistan on a one-day visit on July 27.”
It is noticeable that this will be the second visit of the Saudi Foreign Minister to Pakistan in a year. He had earlier visited Pakistan in December 2020, during which he had meetings with the country’s top leadership.
What’s The Purpose Of This Second Visit?
“Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud will arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday next week,” said an official at the Saudi embassy in Pakistan.
“Saudi Prince will pay an official visit to Pakistan and arrive in the federal capital Islamabad next week for a one-day visit. During the visit of the Saudi Foreign Minister, both ministries will review the bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields. Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, special assistant to the prime minister for the Middle East, told Arab News.
The embassy official added that the Foreign Minister’s visit was a continuation of high-level meetings between the two countries. This began with the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan. After which, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia.
It is catching that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman had visited Pakistan in February 2019. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia signed 20 billion USD worth of investment agreements with Pakistan. Also, prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia with a delegation in May this year. During this time, they signed a number of agreements on cooperation in the political, economic, trade and defense sectors.
According to Tahir Ashrafi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for the Middle East, the Saudi Foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan will review the progress made on these agreements. However, there is high hope of further cooperation between the two countries in the future”