COAS General Asim Munir meets Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

COAS Crown Prince

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir met Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Muhammad Bin Salman at the winter camp in Al-Ula on Monday as the first official visit of the COAS to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia nears its end.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Crown Prince congratulated General Asim Munir for assuming charge of the Pakistan Army last year.

The meeting also discussed bilateral ties, defence cooperation, and other matters between the two Islamic States.

General Asim Munir is on an “official visit” to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the 4th to the 10th of January, the media wing of Pakistan’s military had said in a statement last week.

COAS General Asim Munir in Saudi Arabia, UAE on first ‘official visit’: ISPR

The visit has come as the first official visit of the newly appointed COAS, who assumed charge of the Pakistan Army on November 29 last year.

Before meeting the Crown Prince, COAS General Asim Munir also met Saudi Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on Thursday last week and discussed military and defence cooperation between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).