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Abbasi leaves for SA today on day long visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi has left for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on a visit. He will stay in the country for a whole day and expected to come back on Thursday.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif are accompanying the prime minister, according to reports.

He is expected to hold a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and other senior officials of the Kingdom.

Abbassi was, elected as prime minister on August 1 after the previous prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was disqualified by the Supreme Court July 28 Panama Papers case verdict.

He will reportedly hold discussions on US President Donald Trump’s new policy regarding Pakistan during his visit.

Trump on Tuesday announced his strategy for the region in a much-anticipated speech and harshly criticised Pakistan for providing a safe-haven to “agents of chaos”.

This is PM Abbasi’s first foreign visit after being elected as the premier of Pakistan.

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