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COAS discuss bilateral relations, security with Saudi deputy defence minister

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Aug, 2020. 10:50 am
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COAS meets Saudi minister

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is in Saudi Arabia on an official visit, held a meeting with the Kingdom’s Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, matters of mutual interest, and military cooperation.

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt General Faiz Hameed, who is accompanying the army chief on the Saudi visit, was also present during the meeting.

Shortly after the meeting, the Saudi deputy defence minister tweeted: “[I] Met today with my brother, H.E. General Qamar Bajwa, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff. We discussed bilateral relations, military cooperation, and our common vision for preserving regional security.”

The army chief arrived in Riyadh on Monday and met the Saudi military leadership to discuss “military to military ties including training exchanges” according to the military’s media wing.

“Gen Bajwa was received by Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili upon his arrival at the defence ministry,” ISPR had said.

Gen Bajwa had also met Lieutenant General (Staff) Fahad bin Turki Al Saud, Commander Joint Forces, Saudi Arabia.

“During the meeting, prospects for military cooperation and ways to support and boost it were reviewed, in addition to matters of common concern,” the Saudi government said in a statement.

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