ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will jointly preside over the Supreme Coordination Committee (SCC) meeting in Islamabad on Sunday, ARY News reported.
According to the details, the SCC will help the two countries for effective coordination and follow up to achieve mutually agreed objectives.
Sources said that three pillars had been formed in both countries for close cooperation in the fields of defence, culture and diplomacy. Different steering committees would work under the three pillars to review the progress and more strengthen the coordination.
Political and security pillar: Officials from Saudi foreign ministry, defence ministry, homeland security and general intelligence will be the part of the pillar. While ministers of defence, foreign, interior and officials of ISI would represent Pakistan in the pillar.
Economic pillar: The pillar would work for cooperation in the fields of investment, trade and defence production. Nine Saudi ministries are included in the pillar. While from Pakistan’s end 11 ministries, including finance, planning and development, transport and others are included in the pillar.
Social and cultural pillar: The pillar is comprised of ministers of education, culture, labor and religious affairs. A general secretariat of the SCC have been established in the foreign ministries of the both counties.
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan on Feb 17, according to the Foreign Office.
In a statement, it said the Saudi crown prince will now be visiting Islamabad from Feb 17 to 18. However, the visit programme remains unchanged.
Earlier, the Saudi crown prince was scheduled to reach Islamabad on a two-day visit on Saturday evening (Feb 16).
The preparations to receive the visiting dignitary to Pakistan are all set and the government has decided to accord an ‘unmatched’ welcome to him with JF-17 Thunder jets as the Saudi delegation enters Pakistan’s airspace.
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