Islamabad (August 14, 2018): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman called PTI chairman Imran Khan and congratulated him on his nomination as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In a Twitter statement on Tuesday , Imran Khan’s spokesman Naeem ul Haq said that the prime minister-designate spoke of the warm relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Prince Mohammad bin Salma of Saudi Arabia called IK this evening and congratulated him on becoming PM elect. IK spoke of the warm relationship between the two countries and appreciated the Prince’s efforts to wipe out corruption in Saudia and invited Saudi investment in Pakistan.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) August 14, 2018
Beside inviting Saudi investors to Pakistan, Imran Khan appreciated the Saudi crown prince for his anti-corruption crackdown.
“Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia called IK this evening and congratulated him on becoming PM elect. IK spoke of the warm relationship between the two countries and appreciated the Prince’s efforts to wipe out corruption in Saudia and invited Saudi investment in Pakistan,” Haq tweeted.
The phone call from the crown prince came a day after Imran Khan received a call from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and accepted his invite to visit the Kingdom.The Saudi king felicitated the PTI chief for winning the recently-held elections in Pakistan and expressed good wishes for the new government.
According to a statement issued by the PTI, King Salman said the kingdom attaches great importance to Pakistan. He told Khan that the people of Pakistan had reposed their confidence in him and that Saudi Arabia seeks close ties with his government.In response, Khan thanked the Saudi king saying that Saudi Arabia is a friend of Pakistan, who has always supported them in difficult times, the party said.
The prime minister-elect further said they consider Saudi Arabia’s security to be of crucial importance. He said that safety of holy sites in the kingdom was part of their faith.
The statement further read that the details of Imran’s visit would be finalised later.
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Earlier addressing media in Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf Senior Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are very close friends and will remain more close to each other in days to come.