PM Imran Khan to leave for Saudi Arabia today to attend the Launch Ceremony of ‘Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit’
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
At the invitation of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 23-25 October 2021 to attend the Launch Ceremony of the “Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit”, being held in Riyadh.
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the Foreign Minister and other members of the Cabinet.
At the MGI Summit, the Prime Minister will share his perspective on the challenges faced by the developing countries due to climate change. The Prime Minister will also highlight Pakistan’s experience of launching nature-based solutions to address the environmental challenges.
Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the MGI Summit is being held at the initiative of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The event is the first of its kind in the Middle East region. It may be recalled “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” initiatives were launched by the Crown Prince in March 2021 aimed at protecting the nature and planet. Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed these two initiatives and offered to share experiences and lessons from Pakistan’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” and Prime Minister’s “10 billion Tree Tsunami.”
FO spokesperson said that the Prime Minister will have bilateral interaction with the Saudi leadership, with particular focus on advancing economic and trade relations; creating more opportunities for Pakistani workforce; and welfare of Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom. The two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that during the visit, the Prime Minister will also participate in an event on promotion of investment in Pakistan and interact with leading investors and businessmen from Saudi Arabia and Pakistani Diaspora in the Kingdom.
He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support. Saudi Arabia is home to more than two million Pakistanis, contributing towards the progress and prosperity of both countries. The relationship is marked by frequent high-level visits, close cooperation in all fields, and mutual collaboration on regional and international issues, including at the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the visit of the Prime Minister will carry forward the positive momentum of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.