He conveyed the gratitude of the government and the people of Pakistan for hosting a large Pakistani expatriate community in Saudi Arabia. Arab Fashion Week is the official fashion event for the region.
The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March 31, with a second edition already scheduled for October. Saudi Arabia is a country where king's rule still exists, and is a country with lots of restrictions for women, like not being allowed to talk to men, not being allowed to go into all the places in the country, to name a few.
The Arab Fashion Council was established in 2014 in London, with the license of the International Extraterritorial Authority to develop and regulate the fashion industry in the 22 Arab countries.
Arab Fashion Week will take place at Riyadh's eco-friendly Apex Centre, a white honeycomb-like venue designed by the late celebrated Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.
He said Pakistan's defence and economic relations with Saudi Arabia have deepened while with Iran we are cooperating in anti-terrorism efforts.
The main player that will be showcasing at the event has been announced to be Roberto Cavalli.
According to Al Khatib, the entertainment industry has helped employ over 17,000 Saudi citizens in 2017 and it aims to reach 220,000 employees this year.
"This important partnership, will support the Arab Fashion Council in achieving its ambition to unite a sustainable fashion system for the Arab World".
"It's true we could make mistakes here and mistakes there".