Saudi media minister, military advisor call on COAS: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Saudi Arabia’s media minister and military advisor to the defence minister called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Pakistan Army’s military wing said.

In its press release, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said: “His Excellency Mr Turki Bin Abdullah Al Shabanah, Minister of Media Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Major General Talal Abdullah Alotaibi, Military Advisor to HRH Minister of Defence KSA called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today.”

The Kingdom’s ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed al Maliky, was also present during the meeting with Gen Bajwa on Wednesday.

The ISPR further said: “Regional security situation and matters of mutual interest discussed. COAS said that both countries have history of defence cooperation which Pakistan greatly values. Pakistan Army stands with Saudi Armed Forces in all fields.

“COAS also expressed condolences on the death of HH Prince Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud,” the statement added.