Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received in Riyadh Thursday the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, Lt. General Asim Munir, during his visit to the Kingdom.
At the outset of the meeting, the Minister of Defense congratulated Lt. General Asim Munir on his appointment as the new Chief of Staff of Pakistani Army, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the meeting, they emphasized the strength and durability of bilateral relations between the two fraternal countries, and discussed military and defense cooperation, and ways to support and enhance them, in addition to discussing the most important regional and international issues of common interest.
The meeting was attended by the Chief of General Staff of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili; Assistant Minister of Defense Eng. Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, and a number of Saudi and Pakistani military and civilian officials.
In another development, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday received a phone call from Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
During the call, the two leaders reiterated their mutual commitment to further develop bilateral ties and reviewed a number of regional and international issues of common interest, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
Sharif expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for the continuous support provided by the UAE, especially during the recent flood crisis in Pakistan.