Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan received in his office in Islamabad Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and his accompanying delegation, currently on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
At the outset of the reception, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to the Pakistani Prime Minister.
During the meeting, they reviewed the fraternal and historic relations binding the Kingdom and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and discussed bilateral relations and regional and international developments of mutual concern and ways of enhancing and developing cooperation between the two countries, particularly the defense and security aspects to guarantee the security and stability of the region.
On the Saudi side, the audience was attended by the Chief of General Staff General Fayyad Alruwaili; the Military Advisor to the Minister of Defense Major General Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi; Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Al-Maki; and the Director of the Office of the Deputy Defense Minister Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
On the Pakistani side, the meeting was attended by the Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak.
Later, the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense met at the Headquarters of the General Command of the Pakistani Army in Islamabad with the Commander of the Pakistani Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meeting, the two parties underscored the importance of enhancing the current military cooperation between the two countries, ways of enhancing and developing it at all levels and discussed the efforts being exerted to bring about security and stability to the region.
The meeting was attended by the accompanying delegation of the Saudi Deputy Defense Minister, as well as the Saudi Military Attaché of the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad Brig. Captain Staff Awad Al-Zahrani and the Pakistani delegation.
The Saudi Deputy Defense Minister arrived in Pakistan Monday where he was received at Noor Khan Base by the Chief of General Staff of Saudi Arabia General Fayyad Alruwaili and Senior Pakistani Generals, the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan and a number of civil and military officials.
Following the one-day visit, the Saudi Minister and his delegation left Noor Khan base heading for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whereas they have been seen off by a number of senior civil officials and military officers.
Last week, Commander of Saudi Royal Land Forces Lt. General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutair received in Riyadh Lt. General Khalid Zia, Pakistani Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) and accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed joint aspects of cooperation between the two sides, especially, in the domain of conducting joint drills.