Dubai: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on a two-day visit from September 29 to 20, a statement issued by his office said.
His visit comes on the heels of his visit to New York to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the UN General Assembly session and both the Prime Ministers will meet US President Donald Trump.
“Prime Minister Imran and the Saudi leadership are expected to discuss “the various dimensions of the grave situation in Jammu and Kashmir, arising from India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019”, the statement added.
“The Prime Minister has been in regular contact on the Kashmir issue with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” it noted.
The statement further reads: “Snce the last visit of Mohammad Bin Salman in February this year, there has been a growing momentum in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations in all areas of cooperation.”
Imran had also visited Saudi Arabia as part of his first foreign trip after becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also accompany Imran on his visit.
A few days ago, Imran premier spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the telephone, and discussed bilateral and regional matters, specifically focusing on the attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia.
Imran had expressed Pakistan’s support for Saudi Arabia and “its full stand with all its potentials in confronting these sabotage acts which threaten the global economy and the kingdom’s security”.
The attack on plants in the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility Aramco at Abqaiq, came from the direction of Iran.