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17 December 2017 Last updated 20 minutes ago

Premier accepts Saudi King’s invitation to attend US-Arab, Islamic Summit

Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation of the Saudi King to attend US-Arab and Islamic Summit in Riyadh. US President Donald Trump will also join the meeting in his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdoms’s foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said that Trump’s visit will enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.

Describing the visit as historic, Adel Al Jubeir said Mr Trump’s time in Saudi Arabia would include a bilateral summit, a meeting with Arab Gulf leaders and another with leaders of Arab and Muslim countries.

“It also lays to rest the notion that America is anti-Muslim. It’s a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership,” Mr Al Jubeir said.