Saudi defence minister meets army chief
Pakistan views the unresolved Palestine issue at par with the plight of the people of occupied Kashmir, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured Palestinian envoy who called on him at the General Headquarters here on Tuesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, Palestinian Ambassador Walid Abu Ali lauded Pakistan’s support to the Palestinian cause.
The meeting comes after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel last week.
The Army Chief said both issues have unequivocal public, moral and political support of the Pakistani nation. “We will continue to support the principled stance on both regardless of the so-called reality of occupation,” Gen Qamar was cited by the military’s media wing as saying.
Separately, Saudi Defence Minister Mohammad bin Abdullah al Aeysh also called on General Qamar to discuss regional security and bilateral defence cooperation. The defence minister lauded the professional standing and performance of the Pakistan Army.