Pakistan army chief meets Saudi deputy defense minister, reiterates support for KSA

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, in a meeting with the KSA’s Deputy Defense Minister Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al-Aysh in Rawalpindi Wednesday said, “Pakistan holds its defense ties with Saudi Arabia in the highest esteem.”

The Pak military media wing –Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a press release the army chief assured Saudi minister that Pakistan attaches great importance to its strategic relationship with the kingdom. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the defense of the Haramain Sharifain — Islam’s two holiest sites — and safeguarding the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of (KSA), the PR added.

The Saudi deputy defense minister expressed Saudi Arabia’s deep appreciation for Pakistan’s efforts, successes, and sacrifices in the war against terrorism and violent extremism, the press release said.

He also reaffirmed the kingdom’s full support to Pakistan’s positions on all matters.

Meanwhile, Saudi Hawks demonstration team has arrived in Pakistan; they’ll be flying on Pakistan’s 70 year independence celebrations on August 14 over Islamabad. Last year also they participated in the celebration along with Chinese and Turkish contingents.

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