Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Pakistan soon

Pakistan’s interim Foreign Minister, Jalil Abbas Jilani, has officially confirmed that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), is set to visit Pakistan in the near future. This announcement was made during Minister Jilani’s speech at the Youth Ministers Conference of the Commonwealth of Nations. The visit of the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia is expected to include meetings with Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir, and other high-ranking officials.

Originally planned for early September, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman postponed his visit to Pakistan as he concluded a three-day visit to India following his participation in the G-20 summit.

During his address, Foreign Minister Jilani also discussed the strained relations between Islamabad and New Delhi, expressing hope for an amicable resolution of the issues between the two nations.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share a long-standing and robust relationship, deeply rooted in religious, economic, and geopolitical ties. Both countries have a common bond through Islam, as they are predominantly Muslim nations.

Economic cooperation is a cornerstone of their relationship, with Saudi Arabia playing a crucial role as a source of financial aid and investment in South Asia. Additionally, both nations have provided diplomatic support to each other. Pakistan has received Saudi Arabia’s backing on the Kashmir issue, while Saudi Arabia has sought regional security cooperation.

The upcoming visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan is expected to further strengthen the historical ties between the two nations. Discussions during the visit are anticipated to cover various bilateral and regional matters of mutual interest, solidifying the strong relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.