His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud called on Prime Minister Imran Khan

November 26, 2019

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. The Prince is visiting Pakistan in connection with his charity projects in Islamabad. The Prime Minister appreciated the contributions of Saudi Royalty in the welfare work in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan underscored that the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are unique, based as they are on shared religion, culture and history. He lauded the progress made by Saudi Arabia under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The Prime Minister also expressed gratitude for Saudi Arabia’s economic support to Pakistan and the initiatives underway to build a stronger economic relationship between the two countries. 

The Prime Minister highlighted the tourism and economic potential of Pakistan and noted the macro-economic improvements achieved by the government including the current account surplus. 

The Prime Minister apprised HRH Prince Sultan about the gross human rights violations by India in IOJ&K, especially the inhuman lockdown of over 8 million people for more than one hundred days. He said that the international community should stand with the innocent Kashmiris in their just struggle. 

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud highlighted the close affinity between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and deeply appreciated the role played by Pakistani professionals especially doctors and engineers in the progress and development of Saudi Arabia. Prince Sultan underscored the need for Islamic Ummah to better understand its cultural and religious heritage and to project it to remove misperceptions about Islam. 

The Prime Minister underscored the importance of an effective counter-narrative and concerted efforts to combat Islamophobia. He underlined the need for greater engagement of the youth in this process and enhancing their pride in the history as well as achievements of the Islamic civilization.

 

Islamabad

26 November 2019