Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for a three-day visit to Saudia Arabia to attend the launch ceremony of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in the capital Riyadh, announced the Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan, reports Dawn.

The Prime Minister Office (PMO) said in a tweet that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia had extended the invitation to the premier could attend the event’s launching ceremony.

The PMO office, in a series of tweets, briefly told about the event that would be taking place in Saudi Arabia.

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At the MGI event, the prime minister will share his perspective on the challenges faced by developing countries due to climate change, PMO statement said.

The MGI Summit is the “first of its kind” in the Middle East. The PMO office said that during the visit, the premier would also have bilateral interactions with the Saudi leadership, with a particular focus on advancing economic and trade relations, creating more opportunities for the Pakistani workforce.

The two sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues of interest.

PM Khan will also participate in an event for the promotion of investment in Pakistan and interact with leading investors and businessmen from Saudi Arabia and the Pakistani diaspora, read the official statement.

“Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support,” the PMO said, noting that Saudi Arabia was home to more than two million Pakistanis who were contributing towards the progress and prosperity of both the countries.

“The visit of the prime minister will carry forward the positive momentum of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” the statement concluded.