RAWALPINDI, Nov 4 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel
Sharif, called on Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud on Wednesday and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to safety, protection of Harmain Ul Sharifain and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
They discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral defence and
security cooperation.
Both sides re-emphasized on need to join hands to eliminate the menace
of terrorism and reinvigorate the mechanism to roll back extremism.
The leaders agreed that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia share great history
of cordial relations, deep spirit of brotherhood which is transforming into enduring partnership, Director General, ISPR, Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted on social media.
Both the dignitaries acknowledged, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are vital
players in regional stability with significant responsibility toward Muslim
Saudi King and Crown Prince reassured the COAS that they consider any
threat to Pakistan’s integrity unacceptable and will support peace and stability in Pakistan.
The King, Crown Prince and Defence Minister said that they hold
Pakistan and Pakistan Army in high esteem, also appreciated the achievements of Pak Army in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
The COAS appreciated growing counter terrorism cooperation,
intelligence sharing, limiting space of terrorists and extremists in all domains including choking flow of funding.