Riyadh, 13 November 2023 (TDI): The Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar-Ul-Haq Kakar on Friday visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a three-day official visit to participate in the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation held the Extraordinary Joint Arab Islamic Summit on Saturday 11th November to discuss the Israeli brutal and unprecedented aggression against the Palestinian people, especially in Gaza.
Prime Minister’s address to the Summit
In his statement to the forum, the Prime Minister strongly condemned incessant and brutal Israeli aggression and the inhumane blockade of Gaza resulting in death, destruction, and displacement of people.
He added that the Israeli occupation forces were in clear violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, and their indiscriminate use of force amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
He proposed international community hold Israel accountable for its crimes, he also highlighted the urgency of an immediate and unconditional ceasefire bringing an end to this campaign of terror by Israel.
He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Palestinian people and their struggle for an independent state with 1967 borders and Al Quds Sharif as its capital.
Bilateral Meetings during the visit
During the sidelines of the Summit Prime Minister held bilateral talks with leaders of member states to discuss the ongoing Gaza crisis. He also talked about bilateral relations between countries and reviewed the present and prospects.
During his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Premier condemned the crisis being experienced by the Palestinian people. He also assured him of Pakistan’s support for the Palestinian cause.
The Prime Minister also met with Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, and Prime Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of this event.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of the Kingdom for the Palestinian cause and the timely initiation of convening the Summit for a joint Arab-Islamic action on the deteriorating situation in Occupied Palestine.
Both leaders also exchanged views on bilateral relations and to further strengthen the longstanding Pakistan-Saudi relations for a mutually beneficial economic partnership.
Anwar-Ul-Haq Kakar, also engaged in bilateral talks with Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait during the Summit.
Both leaders discussed the ongoing conflict in Occupied Palestine and expressed their grave concern over the alarming crisis in Gaza with its staggering death toll and wholesale destruction of civil infrastructure.
Prime Minister discussed bilateral relations with the Crown Prince, he also briefed the Kuwaiti Prince about the SIFC and invited Kuwait to look at investment opportunities in Pakistan.
The Crown Prince promised to convey the opportunity to concerned authorities and appreciated the role of the Pakistani diaspora in the development of Kuwait.
Moreover, the Prime Minister held bilateral talks with his Malaysian counterpart, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Both leaders highlighted the urgency of galvanizing efforts for ongoing Israeli brutalities that have resulted in huge loss of precious lives and forced displacement.
The Prime Ministers reviewed Pakistan-Malaysia bilateral relations with special emphasis on strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.
They also pointed to the revitalization of the Joint Ministerial Commission, collaboration in the vocational training sector, and export of manpower as key areas of further cooperation.
Prime Minister on Sunday, returned to Islamabad after concluding his successful visit to the Kingdom.