Islamabad Politics Report: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Saudi Arabia Sunday on a day-long trip.
The two leaders will witness exercises of the 34-country Islamic Military Alliance (IMA) headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) capital, besides having an important meeting with the custodian of the two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. They will also have lunch with the Saudi King in Riyadh.
The leaders from Pakistan are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time after Pakistan dispatched troops to the Kingdom for training Saudi forces, two months ago. The exercises and visit by Pakistan’s civil and military leadership have added significance in the wake of recent missile attacks from Yemen’s Hothi rebels.
They will also discuss the recent security situation in the wake of the Yemen missile attacks.
Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi and General Bajwa will discuss the regional situation with special reference to the developments in the neighbourhood. The situation in Syria will also come up for deliberations during the meetings.