PM Abbasi, Army Chief to attend Saudi change of power ceremony: sources

Civil and military leadership of Pakistan is likely to attend transference of power ceremony in Saudi Arabia on November 21, sources reported on Friday.
Saudi King Salman is to abdicate the throne in favour of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Reortedly, Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General (DG) will be visiting Saudi Arabia in coming week.
PM Abbasi is likely to hold a one-on-one meeting with fresh Saudi leader, 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman.
Reportedly, the army chief and ISI DG would accompany the premier in meeting with the fresh leader. Sources have reported that all arrangments for the high-level visit have been finalised and that both the civil and military leadership have been briefed about the visit.
PM Abbasi had made his maiden foreign tour as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in August and that too to Saudi Arabia.Foreign minister Khawaja Asif and finance minister Ishaq Dar accompanied the premier in the visit.
Abbasi performed Umrah and paid respects at Roza-i-Rasool (Peace Be Upon Him).
He also convened meetings with Saudi leadership and exchanged views on United States (US) President Donald Trump’s policy on South Asia and situation in the region.