Saudi military adviser calls on Army chief to discuss regional security, defence collaboration – Pakistan

The military advisor to Saudi Defense Minister Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi called the chief of the Army General Staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ on Thursday, public relations between services (ISPR) said.

According to a statement issued by the military media wing, the two discussed regional security and measures to further improve bilateral defense collaboration, including the Training Exchange Program.

"The COAS affirmed the support of the Pakistan Army towards the development of capabilities of the Royal Land Forces of Saudi Arabia," the statement said.

He added that the visiting dignitary acknowledged the contributions of the Pakistan Army towards regional peace and stability.

Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy, Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, also attended the meeting.

The visit comes at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are high after New Delhi's decision to strip occupied Kashmir of its special status. Pakistan has been making diplomatic efforts to direct the world's attention to the Kashmir problem by communicating with international agencies and allies.

Today, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, dismissed the media reports stating that the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, on their recent trip to Pakistan, they had told the government that Kashmir "was not a Muslim problem related to the ummah" and insisted. that both officials had "expressed solidarity with Pakistan and support for the Kashmir cause."

"At this particular moment, the people of Pakistan and Kashmir were expecting strong support from the Muslim world. In this context, it was very important to give a clear and unambiguous signal of support and solidarity with the people of Kashmir," he issued a statement press. By the FO he had said after a meeting of the two ministers with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.



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