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The Arab-Islamic-American summit is one of the three Riyadh has planned for President Trump’s visit. The other two summits being held on this occasion are the Saudi-US Summit, and Gulf Cooperation Council-US Summit.  The purpose of the entire exercise, apparently, is to reassert the Kingdom’s position as the main political and security force in the region.  The eager Saudis have been running a countdown clock on the website for the trip, which started late on Friday night

Objective of the summit set up by the Saudi government:

 “US President Donald Trump and leaders of the world’s Islamic nations will meet to address ways of building more robust and effective security partnerships to counter and prevent the growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism around the globe through promoting tolerance and moderation.”

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh. 

During his nine-day trip President Trump will also visit Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, Vatican City and Sicily. Mr Trump is accompanied on his visit by his daughter Ivanka, an unpaid White House adviser, and her husband Jared Kushner, a key member of the Trump cabinet.

Meetings:

Trump will meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, and King Philippe of Belgium. The US President will also attend NATO summit in Brussels and the G-7 meeting in Sicily. The US-Arab-Islamic Summit embraces a unilateral vision to reaffirm the shared commitment to global security, deep economic partnerships, and constructive political and cultural cooperation under the banner "Together we prevail."

Trump will participate in a signing ceremony for a number of U.S.-Saudi agreements, including a $100 billion deal for Saudi Arabia to buy American arms. National oil giant Saudi Aramco expected to sign $50 billion of deals with U.S. companies.

PM Nawaz Sharif to embark on two-day visit to Saudi Arabia tomorrow

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is among the 54 leaders who would join US President Donald Trump for the summit being held on Sunday. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz invited Mr Sharif for the summit. The invitation was delivered by Saudi Information Minister Awwad bin Saleh al Awwad, who visited Islamabad last week.

Host: Daniyal Ahmad 

Co-hosts: Yusra Mushtaq & Maha Khan Jadoon

Analyst Live on Phone:

Dr. Farhat Haq (Expert from America)

This is an interesting move on the part of President Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and deliver a speech on Islam. It is a strange and interesting at the same time. He is not known for soft feelings about Islam. Islamic international community should not go too close to President Trump. I don’t know why Muslim community needs him to be there. His presidency is highly damaged in America. It is good thing that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going there and meeting Trump as both are important allies. To cultivate personal ties with him is very important to manage Trump administration.

Topic:  New Delhi will not succeed in his nefarious designs to hide subversive activities of its spy Kulbhushan Yadav- Pakistan’s stance against the Indian spy is based on truth and reality: Sartaj

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz says New Delhi will not succeed in his nefarious designs to hide subversive activities of its spy Kulbhushan Yadav. Talking to editors and senior anchors in Islamabad today, he said that Pakistan has strong position regarding merit over the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav. Yadav was convicted as per law and constitution of Pakistan and our stance against the Indian spy is based on truth and reality. Kulbhushan Yadav was using fake passport in Pakistan and was involved in numerous subversive activities to destabilize Pakistan. When there will be matter of our national interest and security then there will be no any compromise.  He said that we will try for early hearing of this case in the ICJ and will present our stance with full preparation.

Earlier, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has reiterated his country`s resolve not to compromise on issues related to national security.

In an interview with an Indian newspaper The Tribune, the High Commissioner said Pakistan never falters its principles to cater for temporary benefits. He emphasized that Pakistan has always been willing for dialogue with India on all core issues but talks and terror cannot go together.

Meanwhile,

Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that Kulbushan Yadav will be taken to logical conclusion in accordance with the country's law and constitution. Talking to media persons in Warsak on Saturday, he said Yadav is an Indian spy who was involved in henious crimes against Pakistan. He was convicted as per the country's law.

Analyst Live on Phone:

Brig. Retd. Haris Nawaz (Defence Analyst)

India is not realizing and coming to sit on the table to resolve issues. India should come for confidence building measures with Pakistan. It is causing problems in Kashmir, along LOC and perpetrating terrorism inside Pakistan. The decision of ICJ is not binding in nature. Pakistan should fight this case with best of legal team available. India is creating problems for itself. We have right to go in ICJ for Kashmir now. India has opened new avenues for Pakistan.


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