Saudi, Pakistani Defense Ministers Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)07.02.2017 KSA
Saudi, Pakistani Defense Ministers Discuss Bilateral Ties

Saudi, Pakistani Defense Ministers Discuss Bilateral Ties

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Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense received in Riyadh visiting Pakistani Minister of Defense Khawaja Mohammed Asif, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

During the reception, they discussed means to enhance bilateral relations, especially, in the domain of defense cooperation, in addition to efforts exerted by the two countries relating to combat of terrorism.

The two sides underscored the significance of continuity in developing these relations, to best serve their mutual interests.

The reception was attended by senior, civil and military, officials.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s navy warship ‘Al-Madinah’ has docked at the King Faisal Naval Base of the Western fleet in Jeddah after a terror attack last week by Houthi militias, while on patrolling duties monitoring the southern Red Sea.

The frigate managed to reach Jeddah on schedule, without any delay after the Houthi attack.

Upon docking, it was received by General Abdurrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, Chief of the General Staff, General Abdullah bin Sultan Al-Sultan, Commander of Royal Saudi Navy Forces, Commander of the Western region, and a number of senior naval officers of the Western Fleet.

General Al-Bunyan received the warship’s crew of officers and non-commissioned officers and conveyed to them the greetings, thanks and appreciation of the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is also Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, for their bravery and courage where they were able to deal with the attack appropriately.

General Al-Bunyan was also briefed by the frigate’s Commander on the attack and how it was countered by crew members and their application of all safety measures, which enable the controlling of the fire in a short time.

On his part, the warship’s Commander explained that the frigate ‘Al-Madinah’ was not affected by this attack and continued to patrol and monitor in the area of operations and that the frigate's stern was slightly damaged due to the collision of the Houthi boat.

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