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Saudi FM coming to Pakistan to settle MBS visit

The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince, Faisal Bin Farhan is visiting Pakistan at a time when regional politics is at crossroads.

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According to sources, the foreign minister will hold important meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his visit to Pakistan.

A high-level delegation from Saudi Arabia will also visit Pakistan before the Saudi foreign minister’s visit.

Some diplomatic sources informed the nation that the sole purpose of the FM’s visit to Pakistan was to finalise the dates and agenda for Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan later this year.

During the Saudi FM’s visit matters of regional security in regards to Afghanistan and IIOJK would also be on the plate of discussion.

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In the meantime, the scheduled visit by deputy Saudi foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has been delayed to another week. According to diplomatic information he was expected to visit Pakistan from 5th to 7th July 2021 for talks with Pakistani authorities. Sources said now the visit is expected next week for which dates are being decided. Sources said Saudi deputy foreign minister will be visiting Pakistan for preparations of Saudi Foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan which will now take place on 27th July.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud last visited Pakistan back on the 26th December 2019 and this would be his second visit to Pakistan.

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His visit to Pakistan was scheduled earlier in March but was postponed due to his busy schedule back home.