Army chief discusses defence cooperation in Riyadh

Matters relating to defence cooperation, regional stability and steps towards strengthening bonds are discussed.

February 06, 2014
Gen Raheel receives the Medal of Excellence from the Saudi crown prince. PHOTO: INP


Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday called on Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on the first day of his official visit to Saudi Arabia.

According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) General Sharif, who is on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia was also conferred upon King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellence by the crown prince.

The army chief held separate meetings with Deputy Interior Minister Abdul Rahman bin Ali Al Rubaian, Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces General Hussain bin Abdullah Al Qubayyal and Commander Royal Saudi Land Forces Lieutenant General Eid bin Awadh Al Shalwi.

During the meetings, matters related to defence cooperation, regional stability and steps towards strengthening bonds between the two countries were discussed.

General Raheel thanked the Saudi leadership for its support to Pakistan and armed forces, the statement said.

Later in the day, army chief attended a luncheon hosted by General Hussain Bin Abdullah Al Qubayyal Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces.

According to officials, Saudi’s Defence Minister, Crown Prince Salman is due in Islamabad on a three-day official visit this month.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2014.


Saif | 7 years ago | Reply Does an average Joe Pakistani understand the implication of this euphemism "defence cooperation?" Let me translate: Pakistan will be forced to open another front on her South West border to put pressure on another "brotherly" country or rent her military personnel to the Saudi Clan in case of any internal revolt by rest of the Hijazi population! Great, catch another stray arrow up our.....!
Ali Tanoli | 7 years ago | Reply MashaAllah may Allah help u peoples.
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