Pakistan proud of ‘special’ ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE – army chief

Pakistan proud of ‘special’ ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE – army chief
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, center, and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, left, meet Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo Courtesy: Pakistan Army)
Updated 05 September 2019

Pakistan proud of ‘special’ ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE – army chief

Pakistan proud of ‘special’ ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE – army chief
  • Top Saudi, UAE ministers discuss growing bilateral ties and security situation in region with military commander
  • Assure Pakistan of full support to resolve conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday his country was proud of its “special strategic and brotherly relationship” with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The military commander's remarks came during a meeting with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan in Rawalpindi, the military’s media wing said on Thursday.
The leaders discussed matters of mutual interest including “growing bilateral ties and security situation in the region,” the army said, adding that the visiting dignitaries appreciated “Pakistan’s role for peace and stability in the region and assured of their full support to resolve the situation created by India’s unilateral steps” in Kashmir.
The ministers arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday and met Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
In his meeting with the ministers, Khan said Saudi Arabia and the UAE had an “important role” to play in urging New Delhi to halt and reverse its “illegal actions” in Indian-administered Kashmir. Qureshi also discussed the situation in Kashmir with the visiting dignitaries.
“The visiting Ministers underlined the strong bonds of Saudi Arabia and the UAE with Pakistan and the strategic salience of their relationships with Pakistan. They reaffirmed their strong support and solidarity with the people of Pakistan,” the foreign office said in a statement on Wednesday.