PM to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from May 21-23 to participate in the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic summit at Riyadh.

In his address at the summit, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will focus on Islam’s message of peace, tolerance and unity.

“He will highlight the great sacrifices and major successes achieved by Pakistan in defeating the scourge of terrorism and extremism in the region,” the PM Office media wing said in a press release on Saturday.

The prime minister will also join the world leaders to attend the inauguration ceremony of the World Centre against Extremism, an important counter-radicalization initiative by Saudi Arabia.

In addition to King Salman and US President Donald J. Trump, 55 heads of state and government from the Muslim world have been invited to participate in the summit.

The summit in Riyadh will provide an opportunity for the participating countries to discuss how to overcome the menace of terrorism and extremism across the world.

The summit is expected to delink `terrorism’ from any particular religion, culture, civilization or region. -APP

Published in Pakistan

Story first published: 20th May 2017


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