Pakistan values historical, brotherly relations with KSA: COAS



2022-02-07 13:43:35

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan values its historical and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and acknowledges its unique place in the Islamic world, the military said.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday, the army chief remarked during a meeting with Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

During the meeting, the ISPR said, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and bilateral defence relations between the two countries were discussed.

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The COAS said that Pakistan values its historical and brotherly relations with the Kingdom and acknowledges its unique place in the Islamic world.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels, the statement added.

On December 19, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud also called on General Qamar and appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation.

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Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and bilateral defence relations.

Gen Qamar thanked the Saudi leadership for convening the 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC CFM in Islamabad and noted that the conference was extremely important to channelise international efforts and save Afghanistan from looming security and humanitarian crises.

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