Pakistan PM Imran Khan on one-day trip to Saudi Arabia 

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 14, 2019, 05.36 PM(IST) Written By: Sparshita Saxena

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During his visit, Khan is expected to discuss bilateral matters and recent developments in the region with the Saudi leadership.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for a one-day trip to Saudi Arabia. According to reports, Khan's one-day visit to the Saudi kingdom comes after Riyadh expressed its displeasure over Pakistan Prime Minister's decision to attend the Kuala Lumpur Summit that will be held in Malaysia from December 18 to 20.

Saudi Arabia's primary concern with the summit is that it sees the event as an attempt to provide an alternative to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). 

During his visit, Khan is expected to discuss bilateral matters and recent developments in the region with the Saudi leadership.

Radio Pakistan reported that Khan had left for Saudi Arabia on a one-day visit where he will hold talks with the Saudi leadership on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as the regional situation, news agency ANI reported. 

The Summit in Malaysia is expected to see world leaders like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in attendance. 

(With inputs from ANI)