Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman “won the hearts of the people of Pakistan when he said ‘consider me Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia’ in response to my asking him to treat the 2.5 mn Pakistani’s working in Saudi Arabia as his own”.
Earlier, the Saudi crown prince landed in Pakistan on Sunday amid much fanfare and strict security for his two-day visit to the country.
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman won the hearts of the people of Pakistan when he said “consider me Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia” in response to my asking him to treat the 2.5 mn Pakistani’s working in KSA as his own.#CrownPrinceinPakistan pic.twitter.com/Xr0E2EWKrK
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 18, 2019
The prime minister drove MBS to the PM House in Islamabad, putting diplomatic protocol aside. Big portraits of President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman along with banners celebrating Pak-Saudi friendship have been put on display on the Constitution Avenue.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed seven memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreements in diverse fields, including energy, power, petrochemical, mineral resources and sports, to further enhance their cooperation.