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Saudi assistant defence minister calls on army chief

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration

By Muhammad Anis
April 20, 2024
Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Assistant Minister of Defence of KSA, meets with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Syed Asim Munir at the GHQ on April 19, 2024. — Facebook/ISPR
Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Assistant Minister of Defence of KSA, meets with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Syed Asim Munir at the GHQ on April 19, 2024. — Facebook/ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Friday expressed their resolve to solidify efforts in defence collaboration with focused approach to target specific capabilities in land, air and sea domains.

The fifth meeting of the Pakistan-KSA Defence Collaboration was held at the GHQ. The visiting Assistant Defence Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, also participated in the meeting, which he co-chaired with the Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Army.

“To solidify efforts in defence collaboration between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, some concrete proposals were deliberated by the forum to meet tangible objectives within specific timelines, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Assistant Minister of Defence of KSA, also called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Syed Asim Munir at the GHQ.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and measures to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration, including defence production and military training were discussed. The COAS affirmed Pakistan Army’s continuing support towards capacity building of Royal Saudi Land Forces.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s achievements and sacrifices in war against terrorism and its valuable contributions towards regional peace and stability.