RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a one-day visit to in the Kingdom’s capital aimed to help reduce tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.
During the meeting, PM Imran and King Salman discussed matters of mutual interest.
Earlier in the day when the prime minister had reached Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Governor Faisal bin Bandar and Minister of State Musaad bin Mohammed Al Aiban welcomed him at the airport.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PM Imran’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis, Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, are accompanying him on the trip.
Separately, the prime minister also held delegation-level talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The two talked about bilateral relations, regional peace and security, and global political situation.
The premier and the Saudi crown prince agreed to bolster Pakistan-Saudi relations as well as bilateral cooperation.
PM Imran underscored that Pakistan wishes for peace and stability in the entire region, including the Gulf countries.
All conflicts and disagreements can be resolved through political dialogue and diplomacy, he added.
Earlier on Tuesday, PM Imran arrived in Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit as part of his efforts to defuse tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.