During the three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on 29th April.
Moreover, Sharif took the oath earlier this month.
Sharif’s visit to the kingdom is his first as Pakistan’s prime minister, and it will end on Saturday. The Pakistani government stated in a tweet that the two leaders discussed “matters of mutual interest, particularly on different regional and international concerns.”
According to the Saudi Gazette, both leaders discussed the “fraternal and historical links between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”
Meanwhile, the two leaders then discussed bilateral cooperation possibilities and attractive opportunities, as well as strategies to develop them in various domains, according to the source.
Moreover, Shehbaz Sharif was greeted with a guard of honor and an official reception hosted at the Al-Salam Palace for the Pakistani Prime Minister.
“Today I am embarking on a visit to Saudi Arabia to renew & reaffirm our bonds of brotherhood & friendship. I will have wide-ranging discussions with the Saudi leadership. KSA is one of our greatest friends & as Custodian of the Two Holy Places, has a special place in all our hearts,” the Prime Minister had tweeted before the visit.
Shehbaz Sharif greeted with embarrassment in Madina’s Masjid
However, Sharif and his delegation, on the other hand, were greeted with embarrassment in Madina’s Masjid e Nawabi.
Hundreds of pilgrims raised “chor chor” [thieves] slogans when they saw the delegation making their way to Masjid-e-Nabawi, according to a viral video circulating on social media sites.
Following the event, authorities were alleged to have arrested them for breaking sanctity.