Saudi-Pak generals discuss regional security, enhance defence collaboration

Saudi-Pak generals discuss regional security, enhance defence collaboration
Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi, center, called on Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, right, in Rawalpindi on Sept. 12, 2019. (ISPR)
Updated 12 September 2019

Saudi-Pak generals discuss regional security, enhance defence collaboration

Saudi-Pak generals discuss regional security, enhance defence collaboration
  • Saudi Major General Al-Otaibi acknowledged Pakistan army’s contribution to regional peace
  • Pakistan Army will continue building capacity of Saudi land forces, army chief says

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that his country would continue to build the capacity of Royal Saudi Land Forces during a meeting with Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Military Adviser to His Royal Highness Minister of Defense, Saudi Arabia, according to an official handout shared by the army.
“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regionals security and measures to further enhance bilateral defense collaboration including Training Exchange Program were discussed,” read the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Gen. Bajwa “affirmed Pakistan Army’s support toward capacity building of Royal Saudi Land Forces,” the statement added.
During the meeting held at the army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s valuable contributions particularly toward regional peace and stability, the ISPR noted.
The Kingdom’s ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy, was also present during the meeting.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always maintained cordial relations with each other. The diplomatic ties between the two countries improved further after Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed the top political office of the country last year.
Saudi Arabia rescued Pakistan’s dwindling economy by offering Pakistan’s new political administration a significant relief package. The Kingdom also pledged to invest $21 billion in various projects during the crown prince’s visit to Islamabad in February this year.