PR No. 14 Islamabad: September 6, 2017


H.E. Nawaf Al Malki, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on Federal Minister for Defence, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan and Secretary Defence Lt Gen (Retd) Zameer-ul-Hassan Shah at Ministry of Defence, Rawalpindi today.

Federal Minister extended his good wishes for health and prosperity of the custodian of the Haram Shareef and the Holy Mosques, HRH King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and mentioned the historical and enduring brotherly relations based on mutual trust.

Federal Minister stated that Pakistan attaches great importance to its special relations with KSA and desires to further diversify its cooperation. He also mentioned that development of CEPC is aimed at integrating the entire region; and will also benefit KSA and other brotherly countries in Middle East for trade and commerce with South Asia and China.

Minister highlighted the human rights violation in Indian occupied Kashmir by Indian forces.

Later, the visiting Saudi Ambassador held a formal meeting with Secretary Ministry of Defence Lt. Gen (Retd) Zameer-ul-Hassan Shah. During the meeting, matters related to mutual interest including whole spectrum of bilateral defence cooperation were discussed.  Secretary Defence apprised the Ambassador about the efforts of Pakistani armed forces in countering menace of terrorism and on-going operation Radd-ul- fassad. The prevailing political and security situation in the region also came under discussion. Both the dignitaries agreed to work together in order to further strengthen the bilateral defence relations.

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