The prime minister of Pakistan will visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday to “renew and reaffirm our bonds of brotherhood and friendship,” the minister said in a social media post ahead of his departure to the Kingdom.

In a tweet, Shehbaz Sharif said he will have “wide-ranging discussions” with the Kingdom’s leadership.

“KSA is one of our greatest friends & as Custodian of the Two Holy Places, has a special place in all our hearts,” he added.

On April 6, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Mohammed Sharif for taking up the premiership role.

During the call, the two leaders “emphasized the depth of bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and agreed to strengthen and develop them in various fields,” according to SPA.

Additionally, the Crown Prince said that the Kingdom was keen to support Pakistan across sectors.