Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has arrived in Medina on a three-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Upon arrival, Prime Minister Sharif was received by Governor Medina Prince Faisal Bin Salman Al Saud and high-level Saudi officials. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, and other federal ministers are accompanying the prime minister.

This is PM Sharif’s first foreign trip after assuming office earlier this month.

During the visit, the premier will hold talks with the Saudi leadership, with a particular focus on advancing economic, trade, and investment ties and creating greater opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the kingdom.

The two sides will also exchange views on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest. The prime minister will visit Roza-e-Rasool (SAWW). He will also perform Umrah in Makkah.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are bound by fraternal relationships marked by mutual trust and understanding, close cooperation, and an abiding tradition of supporting each other.

“The people of Pakistan hold the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the highest esteem,” he added.