PM Nawaz arrives in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH (web desk ) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit to participate in the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic Summit, to be held in Riyadh from today (Sunday).
The Prime Minister was received by Governor of Riyadh.
Around fifty five heads of state and hovernment from the Muslim world have been invited to participate in the US-Arab-Islamic Summit. King Salman and US President Donald J. Trump will also participate in the meeting.
The Summit will provide an opportunity for the participating countries to discuss how to overcome the menace of terrorism and extremism across the world. It is expected to delink ‘terrorism’ from any particular religion, culture, civilization or region.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will focus on Islam’ message of peace, tolerance and unity. He will highlight the great sacrifices and major successes achieved by Pakistan in defeating the scourge of terrorism and extremism in the region.
The Prime Minister will also join the world leaders to attend the inauguration ceremony of the World Centre against Extremism, an important counter-radicalization initiative by Saudi Arabia.
NO BILATERAL MEETING
In response to media reports about the possibility of the Prime Minister’s bilateral meetings at the Riyadh US-Arab-Islamic Summit, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the format and the very full agenda of the half day Summit, which is expected to have the participation of more than 35 leaders of the Islamic world as well as Secretary Generals of the OIC, Arab League and GCC, does not permit sideline bilateral meetings.