According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss issues of common interest.
“Matters of mutual interest including bilateral defense, security cooperation and regional security were discussed,” the ISPR added.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived on Monday in the Kingdom in a planned visit to meet the defense leadership. The meeting agenda was based on enhancement in the military to military ties which includes troops training program, according to official statement.
According to ISPR COAS General Bajwa was received by Fayyad Al-Ruwaili the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia on the arrival of Pak Army Chief at Defense Ministry.
“COAS Bajwa was received by Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili upon his arrival at the defense ministry,” the ISPR.
In his visit, General Bajwa also had a meeting with the Commander of the Joint Forces Lieutenant General Fahad bin Turki Al Saud, the commander of Joint Forces in Saudi Arabia.
“During the meeting, prospects for military cooperation and ways to support and boost it were reviewed, in addition to matters of common concern,” said by Saudi Officials in a statement.
Met today with my brother, H.E. General Qamar Bajwa, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff. We discussed bilateral relations, military cooperation, and our common vision for preserving regional security. pic.twitter.com/PeDRCErx0i— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) August 17, 2020
The Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Faiz Hameed was also accompanied by Pakistan Army Chief to display a stronger and meaningful bond between both countries.
Earlier, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj General Babar Iftikhar confirmed Reuters regarding COAS Bajwa visit to Saudi Arabia, he also mentioned that it was a pre-planned journey and only related to defense and military activities.