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Saudi crown prince felicitates Shehbaz on election as PM

The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the premier of Pakistan, while the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to furthering bilateral relations.

During a telephonic call on Saturday, Prime Minister Shehbaz thanked the crown prince for the felicitations and expressed his resolve to work closely with Saudi Arabia to enhance and further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

PM Shehbaz paid tribute to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammad bin Salman for achieving remarkable progress and development in KSA under their visionary leadership.

He recalled the fraternal and historic bonds between the two nations, which he deemed a hallmark of their strategic relationship over the past seven decades, and further reaffirmed his government’s commitment to advancing these relations.

Read Pak-Saudi relations marked by exceptional trust: PM Shehbaz

Shehbaz also thanked Saudi Arabia for its historic, continued support and cooperation, both bilaterally and at international forums, and assured the crown prince that Pakistan would stand by the kingdom.

The two leaders agreed to further augment and diversify bilateral ties in all spheres, particularly in trade, investment, and employment generation opportunities.

Prince Mohammad bin Salman extended his cordial invitation to the premier for an official visit to the Kingdom, at an early date.

Thanking him for his gracious invitation, PM Shehbaz also extended an invitation to the Crown Prince to undertake a state visit to Pakistan.

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