General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army staff (COAS) who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia held series of meetings today. He called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud . The Saudi king and the COAS agreed that both the countries share great history of cordial relations and deep spirit of brotherhood which has transformed into an enduring partnership. It was also acknowledged that both Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are vital players in regional stability, “with significant responsibility towards the entire Muslim ummah”. Both leaders re-emphasised on the need to continue working to eliminate the menace of terrorism and reinforce the mechanism to roll back extremism with even greater vigour. The crown Prince and Foreign minister were also present in the meeting.
COAS also held meeting with deputy crown prince and the defence minister HRH Muhammad bin Salman to discuss matters related to mutual interests and bilateral security cooperation. The Defence Minster reassured the Army Chief that the kingdom supports peace and stability in Pakistan in every way. COAS reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the security and protection of the Holy Mosques and also the territorial integrity of the kingdom.
Later General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Chief of General Staff of Saudi Forces Gen Abdul Rehman bin Saleh Al Bunyan to discuss military to military relations, defence cooperation and regional security situation. Both leaders agreed to boost mil coop and collaboration.