Consider Pakistan as your second home: Imran Khan to Saudi Crown Prince

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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and Pakistan Army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa (right) in Islamabad. (Representative Photo: AFP)
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (left) and Pakistan Army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa (right) in Islamabad. (Representative Photo: AFP)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman concluded his first state visit to Pakistan on Monday. The Crown Prince thanked Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who drove him back to the air base. Khan and Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa saw off the royal guest at Nur Khan Airbase.

Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan said the relations between the two countries were focused on economic ties. “The enhanced ties are just the beginning of future relations,” he said. “Pakistan’s geo-strategic location, the comparative advantage Saudi Arabia has in certain areas, and the advantages that Pakistan has – the combination augurs very well for the future,” Khan said.

“We want you to consider Pakistan your second home. The PM House, where you were staying, rest assured that when you are in Pakistan … (you can) consider it your own house and come and stay there,” he told the visiting dignitary. Prince Salman responded by saying that he also feels “at home in Pakistan”.

Earlier, Prince Salman held one-on-one and delegation level talks with Khan and the two sides also singed seven MoUs and agreements worth USD 20 million. The Crown Prince also met President Arif Alvi, General Bajwa and a parliamentary delegation of all political parties.

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