Parliamentary delegation led by the chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council will arrive in Pakistan today, Wednesday, on a three-day visit.
The Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia, also known as the Shura Council, is a legislative body that has the power to propose laws to the King of Saudi Arabia and his cabinet. It has 150 members.
“On Special invitation of Speaker Asad Qaiser, Saudi Parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh is visiting Pakistan on a three-day official visit today,” the national assembly said on Twitter.
The delegation will meet the Pakistan national assembly speaker as well as President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Matters pertaining to inter-parliamentary cooperation, bilateral trade relations, recent regional developments and strategy to strengthen inter-parliamentary relations would be deliberated upon during their visit,” the national assembly said.
“This visit of Saudi Parliamentary delegation is regarded as a harbinger of change and will bring peace and stability to the region. It will would also open new avenues of Political and Parliamentary cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries.”
The delegation’s visit comes just days after Pakistan hosted the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Organization of Islamic Corporation’s Council of Foreign Ministers on Sunday, December 19, at the Parliament House in Islamabad. The session was called by Saudi Arabia.
Participating OIC nations decided to establish a humanitarian trust fund to channel humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, including in partnership with other international actors, and to appoint a special envoy on Afghanistan to the OIC Secretary General.