Rawalpindi, 8 September 2022 (TDI): The CEO of the Transformation Management Office of the Saudi Defence Minister, Dr. Samir bin Abdulaziz Al-Tabib, met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The meeting took place in General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi.

The Saudi Chief Executive expressed grief at the harm inflicted by the recent floods in Pakistan.

In the meeting, issues of common concern, mutual military and security coordination, and regional peace and harmony were discussed. General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated that Islamabad appreciates its longstanding and fraternal links with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Samir bin Abdulaziz praised the military capability of Pakistan. Moreover, he conveyed a willingness and determination to strengthen relations in the security and defence sectors between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Army Chief expressed gratitude to the visiting guest for his attempts to foster relationships between the two Islamic countries. He also acknowledged the privileged position of Saudi Arabia in the Islamic world.

The Saudi leadership Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi King, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz had also sent messages of condolences to the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi on the damages caused by the floods. They had assured full support for Pakistan in this difficult time.

Pak-Saudi relations

Pakistan has had friendly ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the country’s creation in 1947. The two countries’ interactions are based on decades of religious, cultural, and commercial ties.

The relationship is also based on shared Islamic beliefs. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are leading members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Over time, the two nations have also created an unprecedented partnership for shared progress. Saudi Arabia has the most Pakistani foreigners, with roughly two million people.