Jeddah, 30 April 2022 (TDI): After visiting Madinah on the first day of his official visit to Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif landed in Jeddah on Friday, his second stop.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, greeted the Pakistani Prime Minister upon his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Dr. Musaed Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, minister of state, member of the Cabinet; the Mayor of Jeddah Governorate, Saleh bin Ali Al-Turki; Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki; the Director of the Makkah Region Police Major General Saleh Al-Jabri; Director of King Abdulaziz International Airport Issam Nour; Director of the Royal Protocol Office in the Makkah region, Ahmed Abdullah bin Dhafir were among the people who received the Pakistani prime minister.
Prime Minister said, “We are profoundly grateful to Saudi Arabia for its consistent support to Pakistan in its difficult hours.”
“For its part, Pakistan has always stood by Saudi Arabia and will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Saudi brethren,” he added.
PM Shehbaz had stated that he was going on the trip to renew and reinforce the friendship. He described Saudi Arabia as one of Pakistan’s largest friends, saying that he would have wide-ranging discussions with the Saudi leadership.
Earlier in his Madina tour, the Prime Minister paid two visits to the Holy Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) tomb and offered Nawafil at Riaz-ul-Jannah.
It’s worth noting that Pakistan’s Prime Minister led the Friday prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque. He prayed for Pakistan’s security, progress, and social prosperity in Madinah today.
During his visit, Prime Minister Sharif will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other Saudi officials to explore improving economic and trade cooperation, increasing investment, and finding jobs for Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia.
Both brotherly countries will share their perspectives on areas of mutual concern, particularly regional and international issues.