PM Nawaz to attend first US-Arab-Islamic Summit on Sunday


ISLAMABAD, MAY 20, (DNA) – On the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 21-22 May 2017 to participate in the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic Summit, to be held in Riyadh on 21 May 2017. 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. It is expected to delink ‘terrorism’ from any particular religion, culture, civilization or region.

“In his address at the Summit, as well as during his interaction with world leaders, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will focus on Islam’s message of peace, tolerance and unity,” the Foreign Office stated in a press release.

The Prime Minister will highlight the great sacrifices and major successes achieved by Pakistan in defeating the scourge of terrorism and extremism in the region.

He 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.