ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leaving for Saudi Arabia on Sunday on two-day visit to attend first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic Summit.

Sharif is visiting Saudi Arabia on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.  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. The Summit 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, Nawaz Sharif will focus on Islam' message of peace, tolerance and unity. He will highlight the great sacrifices and major successes achieved by Pakistan in defeating the scourge of terrorism and extremism in the region.

The Prime Minister 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.