Saudi military commander lauds Pakistan army’s efforts for regional peace

Saudi military commander lauds Pakistan army’s efforts for regional peace
Lieutenant General Fahad Bin Abdullah Mohammad Al-Motair, Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF), meets Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Sept. 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 01 October 2019

Saudi military commander lauds Pakistan army’s efforts for regional peace

Saudi military commander lauds Pakistan army’s efforts for regional peace
  • The visiting Saudi general met with Pakistan army chief to discuss matters of mutual and professional interest, ISPR says
  • Both sides also discussed the training and capacity building of the Royal Saudi Land Forces

ISLAMABAD: Lt. Gen. Fahad Bin Abdullah Mohammad Al-Motair, Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF), met Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Monday to discuss regional security situation.
According to an official handout circulated by the military’s media wing, ISPR, the Saudi commander was also accompanied by the Kingdom’s envoy to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, and was given a Guard of Honor at the army’s General Headquarters. Al-Motair also paid tribute to martyred soldiers, laying a floral wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada (Martyrs’ Memorial).
During the meeting, Bajwa expressed Pakistan army’s resolute support toward the training and capacity building of RSLF personnel. Both sides discussed matters of mutual and professional interests, the statement added.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, Al-Motair applauded Pakistan Army’s professionalism and praised its efforts for peace and regional stability.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy close diplomatic relations. The administration in Islamabad has heavily relied on the Kingdom for economic and diplomatic support. The Saudi authorities also came its rescue by offering it a $6 billion relief package in the face of a massive current account deficit and balance-of-payments crisis confronting Pakistan’s cash-strapped economy.
Prime Minister Khan visited the Kingdom a number of times in the last one year. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also visited Pakistan in February this year and expressed keen interest to invest in Pakistan’s economy.