Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Salman meets President Dr Arif Alvi

Islamabad, February 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had a meeting with the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi at the President House today. The Crown Prince was accompanied by a delegation including Members of the Royal family, Foreign Minister and Minister for Economy. The meeting was held in a frank and cordial manner. The President thanked the Crown Prince for his visit to Pakistan and for the hospitality extended to him during his visit to Saudi Arabia last year. The President greatly appreciated visionary leadership of the Crown Prince, his successful drive against corruption and his efforts to shift economy to non-oil sector.

The President also thanked Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for facilitating Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, ordering release of Pakistani prisoners and setting up of immigration procedures for Hajis in Pakistan. Prince Mohammed Bin Salman acknowledged that Pakistan was his second home and pointed out that Pakistan was poised to become leading economy by 2030.

He maintained that there was great excitement in Saudi Arabia about Pakistan’s potential to become a vibrant economy and promised more Saudi investment in Pakistan in coming years. Following his meeting with the President, an investiture ceremony was held in which Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was conferred with Nishan-e-Pakistan which is the highest civil award of Pakistan. The ceremony was followed by banquet Lunch in honor of the Crown Prince and his delegation which was also attended by diplomats and the business community.

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