Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated the resolve of Pakistan Army to cooperate with the Saudi armed forces in all fields of mutual interest.
“Pakistan Army stands by Saudi armed forces in all fields,” he said while meeting Saudi Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al Shabanah and Military Adviser to KSA’s Defence Minister Major General Talal Abdullah Alotaibi at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed al Maliky was also present during the meeting, according to the ISPR.
“Regional security situation and matters of mutual interest discussed. The COAS said that both countries have history of defence cooperation which Pakistan greatly values. Gen Qamar also offered condolences on the death of Prince Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on the occasion. Earlier, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of information and culture. The understanding came at a meeting between For-eign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Saudi Minister for Media Turki bin Abdullah A-Shabana in Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long maintained historical and cultural relations, and Pakistan gives high value to its ties with Saudi Arabia.